filiform papillae


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Related to filiform papillae: Fungiform papillae, Vallate papillae, Foliate papillae

fi·li·form pa·pil·lae

[TA]
numerous elongated conic keratinized projections on the dorsum of the tongue.
Synonym(s): papillae filiformes [TA]

fi·li·form pa·pil·lae

(fil'i-fōrm pă-pil'ē) [TA]
Numerous elongated conic keratinized projections on the dorsum of the tongue.

fi·li·form pa·pil·lae

(fil'i-fōrm pă-pil'ē) [TA]
Numerous elongated conic keratinized projections on dorsum of tongue.
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Light and scanning microscopic structure of filiform papillae in mice.
This study has revealed that filiform papillae are found more on dorsal surface of the tongue, papilla lengths vary among different regions of the tongue in blind mole rats, and they are more on dorsal surface of the tongue and decreased toward caudal in rats as in various rodent species.
In this study, length, base width, keratinization and microscopic papilla depth of filiform papillae of blind mole rats and rats were measured with morphometric method and a significant difference was not found between species with regard to length and keratinization thickness (p>0.05), the difference was found significant between species with regard to base width and microscopic papilla depth (p<0.001).
These papillae differed from the filiform papillae with their larger size, nonappearance of secondary papillae and a tip without projections.