Definition of papillary in English:

papillary

adjective

  • See papilla

    • ‘The stroma of the papillary fronds consisted of loose fibrous tissue with abundant, thin-walled, congested blood vessels.’
    • ‘Diagnosis is made either by incisional biopsy or fine-needle aspiration, revealing spindle cells and papillary clusters.’
    • ‘In older patients obstructive nephropathy, urinary infection and papillary necrosis are common.’
    • ‘Amanda has papillary thyroid carcinoma and is seriously ill.’
    • ‘Bronchoscopic washings and biopsies were positive for papillary adenocarcinoma, with evidence of pleural involvement.’

Pronunciation

papillary

/pəˈpɪləri/