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.
References in periodicals archive ?
In the present study, there were dome-shaped fungiform papillae scattered among the filiform papillae.
Scanning electron micrograph of the lingual apex showing the filiform (black arrow) and fungiform papillae (white arrow).
Differences concerning the shape and the vascularisation of fungiform papillae were also observed".
Descriptions of the development of lingual papillae of mouse, rat and human has shown that early developmental stage of dome shaped structures found in the surface of the tongue were primordial of fungiform papillae (Iwasaki et al., 1996b, 1997; Witt & Reutter).