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

papilla

[pə′pil·ə]
(biology)
A small, nipplelike eminence.
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An important differential diagnosis, with therapeutic implications, is with AIP, which is frequently associated with a swollen main duodenal papilla.
Usefulness of biopsying the major duodenal papilla to diagnose autoimmune pancreatitis: a prospective study using IgG4-immunostaining.
6] In most patients, these changes were found only in the ventral pancreas, in which the pancreatic juice flows to the major duodenal papilla, and not in the dorsal pancreas in the head portion,[9,10] which drains from the minor papilla via the accessory pancreatic duct.