lingual mucosa


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Related to lingual mucosa: Buccal mucosa, labial mucosa

mucosa of tongue

[TA]
the mucosa forming the surface of the tongue; that of the dorsum of the tongue appears velvety due to the presence of vast numbers of papillae; that of the inferior surface is smooth and thinner.
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lingual mucosa

The keratinized, papillated covering of the dorsum of the tongue that contains nerve endings for the sense of taste.
See also: mucosa
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mu·co·sa of tongue

(myū-kōsă tŭng) [TA]
Mucosa forming lingual surface; that of the dorsum of the tongue appears velvety due to the presence of vast numbers of papillae; that of the inferior surface is smooth and thinner.
Synonym(s): lingual mucosa.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
At the light microscopic level, the lingual mucosa of the studied species is covered with different patterns of lingual papillae, which are widely distributed all over the dorsal surface.
The lingual mucosa is composed of a conical filiform lingual papillae lined by columnar epithelium and maintained internally forming tubular glands enclosed in between mucous cells, this is mainly detected in C.
Photomicrographs of transverse histological sections of the lingual mucosa of the tongue of C.
PHENYTOIN ACTION IN THE LINGUAL MUCOSA OF RAT FETUSES: MORPHOMETRIC STUDY
This work had the goal to study the lingual mucosa, under histopathological and morphometric standpoints, in rat fetuses which were given an intrapefitonial injection, consisting of a unique dose of phenytoin (70 milligrams/kilogram of their weight).