Definition of papyraceous in English:


Line breaks: papyr|aceous
Pronunciation: /papɪˈreɪʃəs


Medicine & Biology
Thin or dry like paper; papery.
More example sentences
  • Like all the short bones, those of the tarsus are composed of a mass of spongy tissue surrounded by a thin and papyraceous layer of compact.
  • The wasps usually build a papyraceous envelope or sac for the enclosure of their combs.
  • The pupa is enclosed in a papyraceous web.


mid 18th century: from papyrus + -aceous.

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