[pap-uh s] /ˈpæp əs/
noun, plural pappi
[pap-ahy] /ˈpæp aɪ/ (Show IPA). Botany.
a downy, bristly, or other tuftlike appendage of the achene of certain plants, as the dandelion and the thistle.
noun (pl) pappi (ˈpæpaɪ)
a ring of fine feathery hairs surrounding the fruit in composite plants, such as the thistle; aids dispersal of the fruits by the wind
Plural pappi (pāp’ī)
A structure made of scales, bristles, or featherlike hairs that is attached to the seeds (called cypselae) of plants of the composite family and that aids in dispersal by the wind. The downy part of a dandelion or thistle seed is a pappus. The pappus is derived from a modified calyx.
[oi-ster-shel] /ˈɔɪ stərˌʃɛl/ noun 1. a scale insect, Lepidosaphes ulmi, having a scale shaped like the of an , which infests various deciduous trees and shrubs.
[pap] /pæp/ noun 1. soft food for infants or invalids, as bread soaked in water or milk. 2. an idea, talk, book, or the like, lacking substance or real value. [pap] /pæp/ noun, Chiefly Dialect. 1. a teat; nipple. 2. something resembling a teat or nipple. /pæp/ noun 1. any soft or semiliquid food, such […]
- Pap technique
PAP technique (pāp) n. An enzymatic antigen detection technique in which an unlabeled antibody peroxidase reacts with both the rabbit antihorseradish peroxidase antibody and with free horseradish peroxidase to form a soluble complex of peroxidase antiperoxidase, or PAP.
[pap] /pæp/ noun 1. a test for cancer of the cervix, consisting of the staining of cervical cells taken in a cervical or vaginal smear (Pap smear or pap smear) for examination of exfoliated cells. 2. a vaginal Pap smear used to evaluate estrogen levels. 3. an examination of exfoliated cells in any body fluid, […]