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papilla

 [pah-pil´ah] (L.)
a small, nipple-shaped projection or elevation. adj., adj pap´illary.
circumvallate papilla
2. one of the papillae in the area next to a vallate papilla.
conical papilla one of the sparsely scattered elevations on the tongue, often considered to be modified filiform papillae.
papillae of corium conical extensions of the fibers, capillary blood vessels, and sometimes nerves of the corium into corresponding spaces among downward- or inward-projecting rete ridges on the undersurface of the epidermis.
dental papilla (dentinal papilla) the small mass of condensed mesenchyme capped by each of the enamel organs.
duodenal papilla either of the small elevations (major and minor) on the mucosa of the duodenum, the major at the entrance of the conjoined pancreatic and common bile ducts, the minor at the entrance of the accessory pancreatic duct.
filiform papilla one of the threadlike elevations covering most of the tongue surface.
foliate papilla one of the parallel mucosal folds on the tongue margin at the junction of its body and root.
fungiform papilla one of the knoblike projections of the tongue scattered among the filiform papillae.
gingival papilla the triangular pad of the gingiva filling the space between the proximal surfaces of two adjacent teeth.
hair papilla the fibrovascular mesodermal papilla enclosed within the hair bulb.
incisive papilla an elevation at the anterior end of the raphe of the palate.
lacrimal papilla an elevation on the margin of either eyelid, near the medial angle of the eye.
lingual papillae elevations on the surface of the tongue, containing the taste buds; the conical, filiform, foliate, fungiform, and vallate papillae.
mammary papilla nipple (def. 1).
optic papilla optic disk.
palatine papilla incisive papilla.
papilla pi´li hair papilla.
renal papilla the blunted apex of a renal pyramid.
tactile papilla tactile corpuscle.
urethral papilla a slight elevation in the vestibule of the vagina at the external orifice of the urethra.
vallate papilla one of the 8 to 12 large papillae arranged in a V near the base of the tongue.
papilla of Vater (Vater's papilla) major duodenal papilla.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pa·pil·la

, pl.

pa·pil·lae

(pă-pil'ă, -pil'ē), [TA]
Any small, nipplelike process.
Synonym(s): teat (3)
[L. a nipple, dim. of papula, a pimple]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

papilla

(pə-pĭl′ə)
n. pl. pa·pillae (-pĭl′ē)
1. A small nipplelike projection, such as a protuberance on the skin, at the root of a hair or feather, or at the base of a developing tooth.
2. One of the small, round or cone-shaped protuberances on the top of the tongue that contain taste buds.
3. A pimple or pustule.
4. Botany A minute projection on the surface of a stigma, petal, or leaf.

pap′il·lar′y (păp′ə-lĕr′ē, pə-pĭl′ə-rē) adj.
pap′il·late′ (păp′ə-lāt′, pə-pĭl′ĭt) adj.
pap·il·lose (păp′ə-lōs′, pə-pĭl′ōs′) adj.
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pa·pil·la

, pl. papillae (pă-pil'ă, -ē) [TA]
Any small, nipplelike process.
See also: dental papilla
Synonym(s): teat (3) .
[L. a nipple, dim. of papula, a pimple]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

papilla

A small, nipple-like projection.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

papilla

(pl. papillae) a projection from the surface of a structure; for example, tongue papillae, which carry the taste buds.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

papilla 

Any small elevation shaped like a nipple. Plural: papillae. See conjunctival follicle.
Bergmeister's papilla  A cone-shaped, sheath of glial cells (astrocytes) and connective tissue covering the hyaloid artery formed during embryonic development over the optic disc and projecting into the vitreous humour. It usually atrophies before term but in some individuals it persists and a proliferation of glial cells form a glial veil. It may obscure the full view, or usually only part, of the optic disc and may sometimes suggest a disc tumour but it is in fact benign, stable and does not interfere with vision. See hyaloid remnant.
lacrimal papilla See lacrimal papilla.
papilla lacrimalis See tubercle lacrimal.
optic papilla See optic disc.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

pa·pil·la

, pl. papillae (pă-pil'ă, -ē) [TA]
Any small, nipplelike process.
[L. a nipple, dim. of papula, a pimple]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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clymenum###typical papillose pattern, conical###moderate###multi-ribbed###sometimes peaks topped
Peristome well developed; exostome yellowish, lower outside ornamentation dotted (reticulate at high magnification), upper outside ornamentation papillose, border broad; endostome hyaline, basal membrane high, 40-45% of endostome height, segments narrowly perforated, finely papillose, cilia 2-4, long, nodose.
Petals clawed, somewhat falcate, the portion above the claw obliquely ovate, acute to shortly acuminate, base decurrent on the ovary apex, upper margin adherent to the dorsal sepal, lower margin free, repand, papillose above the middle; whole petal 11.5-16 mm long, claw 0.5-1.5 mm wide, broader portion above the claw 3.5-5.5 mm wide.
The typical antipatharian spines arising from the skeleton are here equal on both sides of the stem, triangular, and with a slightly papillose tip.
Mouth terminal, oblique, jaws forming an angle of about 30[degrees] to horizontal axis of head and body; maxilla reaching vertical at anterior edge of pupil, upper jaw length 2.8 (2.6-2.8) in HL; teeth uniserial, consisting of about 32 (28-32) teeth in each jaw; tongue broadly rounded, papillose on dorsal surface; gill rakers moderately elongate, longest on lower limb near angle about one-half longest gill filaments; nostril round with slightly raised rim, about midway between anterior edge of eye and upper lip.
5 mm; stigma convolute-bladed, densely papillose, yellow, ca.
Labium very papillose; labial palpi brownish, (1 = 50.0 [micron]m, w = 47.5 [micron]m) spinneret a transverse slit with large lips (w = 127.5 [micron]m).
A revision of the North American papillose Allocreadiidae (Digenea) with independent cladistic analysis of larval and adult forms.
Seeds oblong to obconical, angulate, light-brown, epidermis papillose striate, 2-2.5 mm long.