Recent Examples of papilla from the Web
Taniguchi died at a hospital in Nagasaki of cancer of the duodenal papilla, the point where the pancreatic and bile ducts meet, according to the Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations.
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Origin and Etymology of papilla
First Known Use: 1671See Words from the same year
medical Definition of papilla
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