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Etymology: OFr, taster + L, papilla, nipple
small nipplelike elevations on the tongue. They contain sense organs that are sensitive to the chemicals identified with tastes, which vary with their location on the tongue.
papilla(pa-pil'a) (pa-pil'e?, i?) plural.papillae [L. papilla, nipple, teat]
A small nipple-like protuberance or elevation.
Bergmeister's papillaSee: Bergmeister's papilla
Any of the large papillae near the base on the dorsal aspect of the tongue, arranged in a V-shape. The taste buds are located in the epithelium of the trench surrounding the papilla. Synonym: vallate papilla
1. Any of the papillae on the dorsum of the tongue.
2. Any of the papillae in the ridgelike projections of the dermis.Synonym: papilla of corium
papilla of coriumConical papilla (2).
A mass of connective tissue that becomes enclosed by the developing enamel organ. It gives rise to dentin and dental pulp.
Any of the small elevations of the corium that indent the inner surface of the epidermis.
duodenal papillaPapilla of Vater.
Any of the very slender papillae at the tip of the tongue.
Any of the folds in the sides of the tongue. They are rudimentary papillae.
Any of the broad flat papillae resembling a mushroom, chiefly found on the dorsal central area of the tongue.Synonym: clavate papilla
The gingivae that fill the spaces between adjacent teeth. They are rudimentary papillae.
Taste papilla of tongue; one of those possessing a taste bud. Synonym: taste papilla
papilla of hair
A conical process of the corium that projects into the undersurface of a hair bulb. It contains capillaries that nourish the hair root.Synonym: papilla pili
A small bump in the mucosa above and just forward of the incisive foramen at the very front of the hard palate. The papilla is used as an injection site when anesthetizing the nasopalatine nerve. Synonym: palatine papilla
The triangular part of the gingivae that fills the area between adjacent teeth. The papilla includes free gingiva and attached gingiva and projections seen from the lingual, buccal, or labial sides of the tooth. Synonym: interproximal papilla
interproximal papillaInterdental papilla.
An elevation in the medial edge of each eyelid, in the center of which is the opening of the lacrimal duct.
A small rounded elevation underlying lymphatic nodules in the mucosa of the root of the tongue.
Any of the papillae covering the anterior two thirds of the tongue. These include circumvallate, filiform, fungiform, and conical papillae.
The nipple of the mammary gland.
optic papillaBlind spot (1).
palatine papillaIncisive papilla.
The projections around the opening of the parotid duct into the oral cavity.
papilla piliPapilla of hair.
The apex of a renal pyramid in the kidney, enclosed by a calyx of the renal pelvis.
A dermal papilla that contains a sensory receptor for touch.
taste papillaGustatory papilla.
The small projection in the vestibule of the female perineum at the entrance of the urethra.