1667, in the meaning defined above
alteration (by substition of the suffix -ary entry 2) of papillar, borrowed from New Latin papillāris "of the nipple," from Latin papilla "nipple" + -āris -ar — more at papilla
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“Papillary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papillary. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.
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