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1. papilla

noun. a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather.

Synonyms

  • appendage
  • outgrowth

Antonyms

  • increment
  • irreversible process
  • reversible process

Etymology

  • papilla (Latin)
  • papula (Latin)

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2. papilla

noun. a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell.

Synonyms

  • sensory receptor
  • sense organ
  • process
  • receptor
  • outgrowth

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • increase
  • decrement
  • devolution

Etymology

  • papilla (Latin)
  • papula (Latin)

3. papilla

noun. (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf.

Synonyms

  • appendage
  • outgrowth

Antonyms

  • ride
  • ending
  • fall

Etymology

  • papilla (Latin)
  • papula (Latin)

Example sentences of the word papilla


1. Noun, singular or mass
The only visible physical difference between the genders is in the shape of the genital papilla, a small tube just past the anus.

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