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Definition: 'Papilla Of Dermis'

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papilla of dermis

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. the superficial projections of the dermis (corium) that interdigitate with recesses in the overlying epidermis; they contain vascular loops and specialized nerve endings and are arranged in ridgelike lines best developed in the hand and foot.

Synonyms: papillae dermis, papillae corii, papillae of corium, dermal papillae

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