papilla of dermis

papilla of dermis

[TA]
the superficial projections of the dermis (corium) that interdigitate with recesses in the overlying epidermis; they contain vascular loops and specialized nerve endings and are arranged in ridgelike lines best developed in the hand and foot.

pa·pil·la of der·mis

(pă-pil'ă dĕr'mis) [TA]
The superficial projections of the dermis (corium) that interdigitate with recesses in the overlying epidermis; they contain vascular loops and specialized nerve endings, and are arranged in ridgelike lines best developed in the hand and foot.
Synonym(s): dermal papillae.
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Hairs are manufactured by follicles which are tubelike pockets of the epidermis that extend through most or all of the depth of the skin and have a small papilla of dermis in their base.