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

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Definition of papyraceous in English:


Medicine & Biology
Thin or dry like paper; papery.
Example sentences
  • This papyraceous substance has taken the place of the epidermis.
  • The scapula is quite papyraceous in some places.
  • The pupa is enclosed in a papyraceous web.


Mid 18th century: from papyrus + -aceous.

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