Definitions for "Papillary dermis"
the upper part of dermis, made up of loose connective tissue.
the layer of the dermis containing the vast blood supply and nerves. This layer regulates body temperature and feeds the epidermis with nutrients. It is also responsible for sensory perception.
The part of the dermis that lies immediately below the epidermis. It has vertically oriented connective tissue fibers and a rich supply of blood vessels.