[pap-uh-ler-ee, puh-pil-uh-ree] /ˈpæp əˌlɛr i, pəˈpɪl ə ri/

of, relating to, or of the nature of a or .
having or covered with .

1660s, from Latin papilla (see papilla) + -ary.


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