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papilloma a benign tumor of the skin or mucous membrane, such as a corn or wart, that consists of an enlarged papilla or group of papillae.
papillon any of a breed of toy spaniels having a long, silky coat and large erect ears that resemble butterfly wings.
papillote an ornamental curled paper put over the end of the bone of a chop or cutlet. [2 definitions]
papoose a North American Indian baby or young child.
pappus a modified calyx consisting of a ring or tuft of feathery hairs, bristles, or scales around the top of the fruit of composite plants, such as the dandelion and thistle.
pappy1 paplike; mushy.
pappy2 (informal) father; papa.
paprika a powdered reddish seasoning made from dried sweet red peppers.
Pap test a microscopic examination of cells taken as a smear from the cervix of a woman, used to determine whether uterine cancer is present; Pap smear.
Papuan of or pertaining to Papua New Guinea or its people, culture, or the like. [5 definitions]
Papua New Guinea a Pacific island country that consists mainly of the eastern end of the island of New Guinea, which it shares with Indonesia.
papule a small, inflamed elevation of the skin; pimple.
papyrology the study and translation of papyrus manuscripts.
papyrus a tall reedlike water plant of the Nile valley. [3 definitions]
par the norm or the average in amount or degree; standard. [7 definitions]
para the smaller monetary unit of Yugoslavia. (Cf. dinar.)
para-1 beside. [5 definitions]
para-2 protection. [2 definitions]
parabiosis the natural or artificial physical joining of two individuals so that they share blood supply.
parable a brief story told as a moral or religious lesson, esp. one that uses allegory or symbolism.
parabola a plane curve such as that formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane that is parallel to a straight line up the side of the cone, such curve resembling the path of an object that is thrown forward in the air and falls to earth.