papilla

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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
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papilla

[pə′pil·ə]
(biology)
A small, nipplelike eminence.
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Characteristics of filiform, fungiform and vallate papillae and surface of interface epithelium-connective tissue of the maned sloth tongue mucosa (Bradypus torquatus, Iliger, 1811): Light and Scanning Electron Microscopy Study.
Wakisaka, "Morphological variations of the vallate papillae in some mammalian species," Anatomical Science International, vol.
It is well known that the number and spread of the vallate papillae varied between species from being entirely absent, as in single in mouse, rat and hamster (McMillan, 1979) to numerous as in ruminants (Chamorro et al.; Scala et al.; Kumar et al.; Tadjalli & Pazhoomand, 2004; Kurtul & Atalgin).
In 110-day-old foetuses there was further maturation of the papillae and it showed, filiform, fungiform and vallate papillae, with the lamina propria showing full differentiation (Fig.
On the root of the tongue two oval and elongated vallate papillae are founded, they are situated symmetrically and obliquely to the median line of the tongue.