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papillary

[pap-uh-ler-ee, puh-pil-uh-ree] /ˈpæp əˌlɛr i, pəˈpɪl ə ri/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a papilla or papillae.
2.
having or covered with papillae.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin papill(a) nipple + -ary
Related forms
interpapillary, adjective
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Examples for papillary
  • The papillary region is composed of loose areolar connective tissue.
  • The reticular region lies deep in the papillary region and is usually much thicker.

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