• WordNet 3.6
    • adj papillary of or relating to or resembling papilla
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Papillary Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a papilla or papillæ; bearing, or covered with, papillæ; papillose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • papillary Like a papilla; papilliform; of or pertaining to papillæ.
    • papillary In entomology, rounded at the tip, and often somewhat constricted near the base: applied to thick processes.
    • papillary Provided with papillæ; papillate; consisting of papillæ; papillose: as, the papillary layer of the skin; the papillary surface of the tongue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Papillary like a papilla, provided with papillæ
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. papillaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a small pustule, dim. of papula.


In literature:

The papillary masses developed on the skin of the back, buttock, and occiput.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The inner surface is applied directly to the papillary layer of the true skin, and follows closely its inequalities.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Papillary: with nipple-like processes that have the tips rounded.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
These are essentially a morbid overgrowth of the superficial papillary layer of the skin and of the investing cuticular layer.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Eczema verrucosum presents similar conditions, but, in addition, displays a tendency to papillary or wart-like hypertrophy.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
On arms, it is in parts papillary and pointed, and in parts flat with indented centres.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
M., contraction of the papillary muscles; Car., carotid pulse.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
The papillary cancers of the skin and the villous cancers of mucous membranes are thus distinguished.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Before either of these appeared, a minute papillary process of vascular pulp was formed in a cavity of the jaw.
"Omphalos" by Philip Henry Gosse

In news:

Papillary carcinoma in a lingual thyroid: An unusual presentation.
Median rhomboid glossitis -also known as central papillary atrophy and posterior midline atrophic candidiasis -is a type of erythematous candidiasis unique to the midline posterior tongue.
Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (Masson lesion) of the hypopharynx and larynx.
Management of lateral cervical metastases in papillary thyroid cancer: Patterns of lymph node distribution.
Cervical thymic cyst presenting as a possible cystic nodal metastasis of papillary carcinoma in a 53-year-old man.
This is the third reported case of papillary epithelial tumor of the middle ear that does not show apical petrous temporal bone invasion on imaging, suggesting that such neoplasms do not always arise from a primary in the endolymphatic sac.
Solid and papillary epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas.
Aggressive papillary tumor of the middle ear: A true entity or an endolymphatic sac neoplasm.
Median rhomboid glossitis-also known as central papillary atrophy and posterior midline atrophic candidiasis -is a type of erythematous candidiasis unique to the midline posterior tongue.
Papillary squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx.
Warthin-like tumor of the thyroid gland : An uncommon variant of papillary thyroid cancer.
Follicular variant of papillary carcinoma arising from lingual thyroid.

In science:

Cholanic acid derivatives can interrupt integrity of blood vessel walls, increase their permeability and dilate lumens of vessels of derma papillary layer (i.e. to influence rate of entering tissues by phagocytes). (See Appendix 7.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process