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English definition of “papilla”


noun [C] uk   /pəˈpɪl.ə/ us    // (plural papillae) specialized
a small round raised structure at the base of hair or teeth, or on the tongue where it is involved in taste: Hair begins growing in a tube called the papilla.Substances and structures in the body
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