Definition of papyraceous in English:

papyraceous

Line breaks: papyr|aceous
Pronunciation: /papɪˈreɪʃəs
 
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adjective

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.

Origin

mid 18th century: from papyrus + -aceous.

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