Papillary
Papillary Pap"il*la*ry, a. [Cf. F. papillaire.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a papilla or papill[ae]; bearing, or covered with, papill[ae]; papillose. [1913 Webster]

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  • papillary — (adj.) 1660s, from L. papilla (see PAPILLA (Cf. papilla)) + ARY (Cf. ary) …   Etymology dictionary

  • papillary — [pap′ə ler΄ē, pə pil′ər ē] adj. 1. of, or having the nature of, a papilla 2. provided with, consisting of, or affecting papillae …   English World dictionary

  • papillary — adj. nipple like. Papillary epithelial neoplasms are composed of slender fronds of epithelial cells supported by fine fibrovascular cores. See: papilloma …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • papillary — papilla ► NOUN (pl. papillae) 1) a small rounded protuberance on a part or organ of the body. 2) a small fleshy projection on a plant. DERIVATIVES papillary adjective. ORIGIN Latin, nipple …   English terms dictionary

  • papillary — adjective see papilla …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • papillary — a trio of small bones lying at the hind end of the priapium (q.v.) surrounding wholly or partly the genital pore and sometimes bearing a number of thin bony projections with hooklets, in the Neostethidae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • papillary — adj. [L. papilla, nipple] A small nipple like process; minute nodes or bumps …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • papillary — /pap euh ler ee, peuh pil euh ree/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a papilla or papillae. 2. having or covered with papillae. [1660 70; < L papill(a) nipple + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • papillary — adjective having the properties or appearance of a papilla (nipple) Syn: papillar …   Wiktionary

  • papillary — pap·il·lary pap ə .ler ē, esp Brit pə pil ə rē adj of, relating to, or resembling a papilla: PAPILLOSE * * * pap·il·lary (papґĭ lar″e) pertaining to or resembling a papilla, or nipple …   Medical dictionary

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