vallate papillae


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Related to vallate papillae: Fungiform papillae, Filiform papillae, Circumvallate papillae

val·late pa·pil·lae

[TA]
one of up to 12 projections from the dorsum of the tongue forming a row anterior to and parallel with the sulcus terminalis; each papilla is surrounded by a circular trench (fossa) having a slightly raised outer wall (vallum); on the sides of the vallate papilla and the opposed margin of the vallum are numerous taste buds.

val·late pa·pil·lae

(val'āt pă-pil'ē) [TA]
A projections from the dorsum of the tongue forming a row anterior to and parallel with the sulcus terminalis.
Synonym(s): papillae vallatae [TA] , circumvallate papillae.