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Definitions and Synonyms of papilla | Another word for papilla | What is papilla?

Definition 1: a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather - [noun denoting body]

(papilla is a kind of ...) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

"a bony process"

Definition 2: a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell - [noun denoting body]

Samples where papilla or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the papillae of the tongue

(papilla is a kind of ...) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

"a bony process"

(... is part of papilla) an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation

Definition 3: (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf - [noun denoting plant]

(papilla is a kind of ...) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

"a bony process"

(papilla belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

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