Definitions for: Papilla


[n] a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather
[n] a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell; "the papillae of the tongue"



Webster (1913) Definition: Pa*pil"la, n.; pl. Papill[ae]. [L., a nipple,
pimple.]
Any minute nipplelike projection; as, the papill[ae] of the
tongue.

See Also: appendage, outgrowth, process, receptor, sense organ, sensory receptor

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