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Definition of "papillary" []

  • Having the properties or appearance of a papilla (nipple) (adjective)

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Use "papillary" in a sentence
  • "After having removed Mrs. Kirchner's thyroid gland Wednesday to eliminate a cancer called papillary carcinoma, her doctors revealed on Saturday that she didn't have the disease after all."
  • "McDonald's lab group is now conducting a larger trial with 500 patients to test for other types of ovarian cancer, beyond the so-called papillary serous ovarian carcinoma, which was tested in this trial."
  • "New findings shows that a non-clear cell form of kidney cancer known as papillary RCC, which accounts for 12 percent of all RCC, responds differently to sunitinib - a standard frontline treatment for RCC."