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1. a polypoid outgrowth of both epidermis and dermal fibrovascular tissue;
2. embryology a skin-covered projection that may or may not contain cartilage; typically located in a line between the tragus of the ear and the corner of the mouth and associated with external ear anomalies.
soft papillomaAn obsolete, nonspecific term that encompasses such diverse lesions as acrochordons, neurofibromas, nodular pigmented growths, as well as others.
A papilloma formed from columnar epithelium; applies to any small, soft growth.
See also: papilloma