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papyraceous Line breaks: papyr|aceous
Pronunciation: /papɪˈreɪʃəs/

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Definition of papyraceous in English:

adjective

Medicine & Biology
Thin or dry like paper; papery.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from papyrus + -aceous.

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