papyraceous

adjective

pap·​y·​ra·​ceous ˌpap-ə-ˈrā-shəs How to pronounce papyraceous (audio)
: of, relating to, or being the flattened remains of one of twin fetuses which has died in the uterus and been compressed by the growth of the other

Dictionary Entries Near papyraceous

Cite this Entry

“Papyraceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/papyraceous. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY