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Medical Term:

papilla of dermis


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.

Synonym(s): papillae dermisTA, papillae corii, papillae of corium, dermal papillae

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