fungiform


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fungiform

 [fun´jĭ-form]
shaped like a fungus, or mushroom.
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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
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fungiform

adjective Mushroom-like.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

fun·gi·form

(fŭn'ji-fōrm)
Shaped like a fungus or mushroom.
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The fungiform papillae may be identified on the apex, featuring a great quantity of connective tissues and adjacent epithelial layer.
Fungiform papillae were Large, mushroom form with thick lamina propria in core placed betweeen filliform papilla espitialy on midlateral of tongue (Fig.
You can coat your tongue with blue food coloring and see if you have an above-average number of fungiform papillae.
The intensity of taste depends partly on how many fungiform papillae ...
Few prominent bright red fungiform papillae were also seen.
The human tongues have taste buds and fungiform taste papillae, the number of which is proportional to PTC/PROP taste (Fox, 1931).
This can be attributed to poor oral hygiene of the patients.7 Angular cheilitis and coated tongue are seen in few patients.7 Some of the patients have uremic fetor which is an ammoniacal odour caused by a high concentration of urea in the saliva and its breakdown to ammonia.7 This can be associated with an increased predialysis blood urea level (more than 200 mg%).7 Some of the studies show that, in addition to the increased urea, there are fewer fungiform taste buds that contribute to the impairment of taste in these patients.7 Good oral hygiene and nutritional supplementation are advised in these patients to prevent oral mucosal changes.7
They also measured the number and shape of a particular type of taste bud called the fungiform papillae.
They also measured the number and shape of a particu-latype of taste bud called the fungiform papillae.