papilla definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny nipplelike projection, eg a protuberance regarding the epidermis, at cause of a hair or feather, or on base of a developing tooth.
    • among the tiny, circular or cone-shaped protuberances at the top for the tongue that have taste buds.
    • A pimple or pustule.
    • Botany one minute projection at first glance of a stigma, petal, or leaf.
    • A nipple-like anatomical structure.
    • Any min nipplelike projection.
    • A pap, teat, or breast of a mammary gland; a mammilla.
    • Hence something such as a papilla; a papilliform component or process.
    • (botany) a small outgrowth on top of a petal or leaf
    • a tiny projection of muscle during the base of a hair or tooth or feather
    • a small nipple-shaped protuberance worried about taste, touch, or smell

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