pl. papillae [L. papilla, nipple, teat]
A small nipple-like protuberance or elevation.
SEE: Bergmeister papilla
Any of the large papillae near the base on the dorsal aspect of the tongue, arranged in a V-shape. The taste buds are located in the epithelium of the trench surrounding the papilla.
SYN: SEE: vallate papilla
SEE: Fungiform papilla
1. Any of the papillae on the dorsum of the tongue.
2. Any of the papillae in the ridgelike projections of the dermis.
SYN: SEE: papilla of corium
papilla of corium
SEE: Conical papilla (2).
A mass of connective tissue that becomes enclosed by the developing enamel organ, and gives rise to dentin and dental pulp.
Any of the small papillae of the corium that indent the inner surface of the epidermis.
Any of the very slender papillae at the tip of the tongue.
Any of the rudimentary papillae in the sides of the tongue.
Any of the broad, flat papillae resembling a mushroom, chiefly found on the dorsal central area of the tongue.
SYN: SEE: clavate papilla
Any of the rudimentary papillae forming the gingivae that fill the spaces between adjacent teeth.
SEE: Taste papilla
papilla of hair
A conical papilla of the corium that projects into the undersurface of a hair bulb. It contains capillaries that nourish the hair root.
SYN: SEE: papilla pili
A papilla in the mucosa above and just forward of the incisive foramen at the very front of the hard palate. This papilla is used as an injection site when anesthetizing the nasopalatine nerve.
SYN: SEE: palatine papilla
The triangular papilla of the gingivae that fills the area between adjacent teeth. The papilla includes free gingiva and attached gingiva and projections seen from the lingual, buccal, or labial sides of the tooth.
SYN: SEE: interproximal papilla
SEE: Interdental papilla.
A papilla in the medial edge of each eyelid, in the center of which is the lacrimal point of the lacrimal duct.
A papilla underlying lymphatic nodules in the mucosa of the root of the tongue.
Any of the papillae covering the anterior two thirds of the tongue. These include circumvallate, filiform, fungiform, and conical papillae.
SEE: conical papilla(1); SEE: circumvallate papilla; SEE: filiform papilla; SEE: fungiform papilla
major duodenal papilla
The nipple of the mammary gland.
minor duodenal papilla
A papilla at the opening of the accessory pancreatic duct into the lumen of the duodenum.
SEE: Blind spot (1).
SEE: Incisive papilla.
Any of the papillae around the opening of the parotid duct into the oral cavity.
SEE: Papilla of hair.
The apex of a renal pyramid in the kidney, enclosed by a minor calyx.
A dermal papilla that contains a sensory receptor for touch.
Any of the papillae on the tongue possessing a taste bud.
SYN: SEE: gustatory papilla
The papilla in the vestibule of the female perineum at the entrance of the urethra.
papilla of Vater
SEE: Vater, Abraham
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