lingual mucosa


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Related to lingual mucosa: Buccal mucosa, labial mucosa

mucosa of tongue

[TA]
the mucosa forming the surface of the tongue; that of the dorsum of the tongue appears velvety due to the presence of vast numbers of papillae; that of the inferior surface is smooth and thinner.

lingual mucosa

The keratinized, papillated covering of the dorsum of the tongue that contains nerve endings for the sense of taste.
See also: mucosa

mu·co·sa of tongue

(myū-kōsă tŭng) [TA]
Mucosa forming lingual surface; that of the dorsum of the tongue appears velvety due to the presence of vast numbers of papillae; that of the inferior surface is smooth and thinner.
Synonym(s): lingual mucosa.