vallate papilla

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vallate papilla

[′va‚lāt pə′pil·ə]
(anatomy)
One of the large, flat papillae, each surrounded by a trench, in a group anterior to the sulcus terminalis of the tongue. Also known as circumvallate papilla.
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A YOUR blisters may simply be circumvallate papillae, which are part of the normal anatomy of the tongue and, therefore, do not require treatment.
Clinically, median rhomboid glossitis manifests as a well-delineated erytbematous area located along the midline posterior dorsal tongue just anterior to the circumvallate papillae (figure 1).