papilla: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pu-pil'u), [key]
— pl. -pil•lae
- any small, nipplelike process or projection.
- one of certain small protuberances concerned with the senses of touch, taste, and smell: the papillae of the tongue.
- a small vascular process at the root of a hair.
- a papule or pimple.
- papilla (Thesaurus)