pl. papillae [L. papilla, nipple, teat]
A small nipple-like protuberance or elevation.

Bergmeister papilla

SEE: Bergmeister papilla

circumvallate 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

clavate papilla

SEE: Fungiform papilla

conical 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).

dental papilla

A mass of connective tissue that becomes enclosed by the developing enamel organ, and gives rise to dentin and dental pulp.

dermal papilla

Any of the small papillae of the corium that indent the inner surface of the epidermis.

filiform papilla

Any of the very slender papillae at the tip of the tongue.

foliate papilla

Any of the rudimentary papillae in the sides of the tongue.

fungiform papilla

Any of the broad, flat papillae resembling a mushroom, chiefly found on the dorsal central area of the tongue.
SYN: SEE: clavate papilla

gingival papilla

Any of the rudimentary papillae forming the gingivae that fill the spaces between adjacent teeth.

gustatory papilla

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

incisive papilla

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

interdental 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

interproximal papilla

SEE: Interdental papilla.

lacrimal papilla

A papilla in the medial edge of each eyelid, in the center of which is the lacrimal point of the lacrimal duct.

lenticular papilla

A papilla underlying lymphatic nodules in the mucosa of the root of the tongue.

lingual papilla

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

SEE: Papilla of Vater.
SEE: Vater, Abraham

papilla mammae

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.

optic papilla

SEE: Blind spot (1).

palatine papilla

SEE: Incisive papilla.

parotid papilla

Any of the papillae around the opening of the parotid duct into the oral cavity.

papilla pili

SEE: Papilla of hair.

renal papilla

The apex of a renal pyramid in the kidney, enclosed by a minor calyx.

tactile papilla

A dermal papilla that contains a sensory receptor for touch.

taste papilla

Any of the papillae on the tongue possessing a taste bud.
SYN: SEE: gustatory papilla

urethral papilla

The papilla in the vestibule of the female perineum at the entrance of the urethra.

vallate papilla

SEE: Circumvallate papilla.

papilla of Vater

SEE: Vater, Abraham