pap·il·lary 'pap-ə-.ler-ē, esp Brit pə-'pil-ə-rē adj of, relating to, or resembling a papilla: PAPILLOSE

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pap·il·lary (papґĭ-lar″e) pertaining to or resembling a papilla, or nipple.

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