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[pap-yuh-luh] /ˈpæp yə lə/

noun, plural papulae
[pap-yuh-lee] /ˈpæp yəˌli/ (Show IPA)
one of the small, ciliated projections of the body wall of an echinoderm, serving for respiration and excretion.


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