papilla

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Related to buccal papilla: mucobuccal fold, parotid papilla, sublingual caruncle

papilla

1. the small projection of tissue at the base of a hair, tooth, or feather
2. any other similar protuberance
3. any minute blunt hair or process occurring in plants

papilla

[pə′pil·ə]
(biology)
A small, nipplelike eminence.