Definition of "papillae" []

  • Plural form of papilla. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "papillae" in a sentence
  • "It is covered with small projections called papillae (pa-pil'ee; "nipple" L)."
  • "In the substance of the true skin are thousands of minute little bodies called papillae, which are specially concerned in the sense of touch, for the vast majority of these papillae contain the end of a small nerve."
  • "When parts of your tongue are missing some of their small bumps (called papillae), you end up with raised and lowered spots, giving your tongue a map-like appearance."