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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The vallate papillae of the bush dog were surrounded by a groove and crescent pad, and in the dorsal surfaces of the papillae small conical papillae were observed (Emura et al., 2000).
chameleon species, showing transverse rows of dense cylindriform papillae separated by grooves at the apex of the proximal region of the tongue (A); at higher magnification of the same area, note the conical papillae (A1); and note the collectively rosette-form structure of grouping papillae in the middle part of the proximal region of the tongue (A2).