folliculi linguales

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fol·lic·'u·li lin·gua·'les

collections of lymphoid tissue in the mucosa of the pharyngeal part of the tongue posterior to the terminal sulcus collectively forming the lingual tonsil.

lin·gual fol·li·cles

(ling'gwăl fol'i-kĕlz)
Collections of lymphoid tissue in the mucosa of the pharyngeal part of the tongue posterior to the terminal sulcus collectively forming the lingual tonsil.
Synonym(s): folliculi linguales [TA] .
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Moreover, filiform, conical, and lenticular papillae are closely related to the mechanical functions of the tongue (de Paz Cabello et al); in particular, filiform papillae are the largest and most widespread papillae in bovine tongues.
In previous studies, lingual grooves were detected around the fungiform, vallate, conical, and lenticular papillae in cows (Chamorro etal.; de Paz Cabello et al.), Zavot cattle (Sari et al.), and domestic cattle (Scala et al., 1995; Shao et al.); fungiform and vallate papillae were also observed in buffaloes (Scala et al., 1993) and yaks (Shao et al.; Wang et al.).
Because the upper surface of papillae, filiform, fungiform, lenticular papillae, lack the protection of seconder papillae and because that surface comes into contact with foods, epithelium comes keratinized as a response to the environmental stress.