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npl  pa*pil*lae   :  a small projecting body part similar to a nipple in form: as  a  :  a vascular process of connective tissue extending into and nourishing the root of a hair, feather, or developing tooth  b  :  any of the vascular protuberances of the dermal layer of the skin extending into the epidermal layer and often containing tactile corpuscles  c  :  RENAL PAPILLA  d  :  any of the small protuberances on the upper surface of the tongue - see CIRCUMVALLATE PAPILLA FILIFORM PAPILLA FUNGIFORM PAPILLA INTERDENTAL PAPILLA OPTIC PAPILLA  .
Similar sounding terms:  hy·po·pi·al  pap·u·la  pap·ule  pu·pil 

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