fungiform papillae


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Related to fungiform papillae: Vallate papillae, Filiform papillae

fun·gi·form pa·pil·lae

[TA]
numerous minute elevations on the dorsum of the tongue, the tip being broader than the base and resembling a mushroom; the epithelia of many of these papillae contains taste buds.

fun·gi·form pa·pil·lae

(fŭn'ji-fōrm pă-pil'ē) [TA]
Numerous minute elevations on the dorsum of the tongue, of a supposed mushroom shape, the tip being broader than the base; the epithelium of many of these papillae has taste buds.

fun·gi·form pa·pil·lae

(fŭn'ji-fōrm pă-pil'ē) [TA]
Numerous minute elevations on lingual dorsum of tongue, the tip being broader than the base and resembling a mushroom; their epithelia contains taste buds.
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The fungiform papillae, which served as the controls in this study, did show the presence of taste receptors on ATPase staining (figure 2).
Determining one's supertaster status is easily done by counting the fungiform papillae on the tongue.
Her research has shown that, compared to regular tasters and nontasters, supertasters have more of the round structures on the tongue called fungiform papillae, so named because they resemble button mushrooms.