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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Fungiform papillae have a few taste bud in some mammals [14] but there was one taste bud was seen in this research (Fig.
Their fungiform papillae were also flatter than those of non-smokers, with a reduced blood supply.
And sure enough, super-tasters do have more fungiform papillae, the structures that house taste bud receptors.
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.
But researchers say it appears to control not only the number of taste buds on the tongue but the structures that hold them, called fungiform papillae.
Their tongues lacked fungiform papillae (In addition to showing ulcerations).
Clinical presentation of tongue showed well circumscribed, irregular erythematous patch which was bordered by keratotic line on the left dorsal surface of the tongue showing depapillation of filiform and fungiform papillae.
Pavlidis Pavlos led a team of researchers from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki who used electrical stimulation to test the taste threshold of the soldiers and endoscopes to measure the number and shape of a kind of taste bud called fungiform papillae.
1987) reported the three-dimensional aspects of the CTC of the neonatal dogs, after treatment in HCl solution in order to explore the CTC, concluding that the CTC of filiform papillae present a elliptical protrusion and in the fungiform papilla a round in shape.
Inverted, cylindrical, and fungiform are the three subtypes used to describe these lesions, and their medical and surgical management is often based on the specific subtype.