fungiform


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fungiform

 [fun´jĭ-form]
shaped like a fungus, or mushroom.

fun·gi·form

(fŭn'ji-fōrm),
Shaped like a fungus or mushroom; applied to any structure with a broad, often branched, free portion and a narrower base.
Synonym(s): fungilliform

fungiform

/fun·gi·form/ (-form) shaped like a fungus.

fungiform

[fun′jifôrm]
Etymology: L, funis + forma
shaped like a mushroom.

fungiform

adjective Mushroom-like.

fun·gi·form

(fŭn'ji-fōrm)
Shaped like a fungus or mushroom; applied to any structure with a broad, often branched, free portion and a narrower base.

fun·gi·form

(fŭn'ji-fōrm)
Shaped like a fungus or mushroom.

fungiform

shaped like a fungus, or mushroom.
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Our discovery that a sinonasal papilloma may contain fungiform, cylindrical, and inverted histologic subtypes within the same specimen holds implications for the management of all sinonasal papillomas, and should serve as a precaution to those physicians who manage papillomas conservatively based on an initial biopsy showing the fungiform subtype.
Fungiform papillomas often are locally excised or, sometimes, simply observed because they have not shown the potential for malignant transformation.
Upon close examination with a contact endoscope, the smoker's tongues had flatter fungiform papillae, with a reduced blood supply.
They also measured the number and shape of a particular type of taste bud called the fungiform papillae.
This ability is thought to stem in part from an increased number of tongue projections called fungiform papillae, which carry taste buds on the cap of their mushroom-shaped structures.
This finding showed that these glands were near the gustatory papillae as fungiform and vallate [26].
Fungiform papillae have a few taste bud in some mammals [14] but there was one taste bud was seen in this research (Fig.
A differential diagnosis of fungiform papilloma, inverting papilloma, and angiomatous polyp was considered.