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pa•pil•la



Pronunciation: (pu-pil'u), [key]
n.,
pl. -pil•laePronunciation: (-pil'ē). [key]

1. any small, nipplelike process or projection.
2. one of certain small protuberances concerned with the senses of touch, taste, and smell: the papillae of the tongue.
3. a small vascular process at the root of a hair.
4. a papule or pimple.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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