lingual papilla


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Related to lingual papilla: Filiform papillae, Vallate papillae

lin·gual pa·pil·la

(ling'gwăl pă-pil'ă)
1. One of numerous variously shaped projections of the mucous membrane of the dorsum of the tongue.
2. The lingual portion of the gingiva filling the interproximal space between adjacent teeth; in molar and premolar areas, there may be separate lingual and buccal interdental papillae.
See also: interdental papilla
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lin·gual pa·pil·la

(ling'gwăl pă-pil'ă)
1. One of numerous variously shaped projections of mucous membrane of dorsum of tongue.
2. Lingual portion of gingiva filling interproximal space between adjacent teeth; in molar and premolar areas, there may be separate lingual and buccal interdental papillae.
See also: interdental papilla
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012