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Definition of papyraceous in English:
adjectiveMedicine & Biology
Thin or dry like paper; papery.
- 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.
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