fungiform papilla

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fungiform papilla

[′fən·jə‚fȯrm pə′pil·ə]
(anatomy)
One of the low, broad papillae scattered over the dorsum and margins of the tongue.
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In the 90-day-old foetuses, the lingual papilla looked continued to mature with some rudiments of taste buds apparent on the fungiform papillae.
Descriptions of the development of lingual papillae of mouse, rat and human has shown that early developmental stage of dome shaped structures found in the surface of the tongue were primordial of fungiform papillae (Iwasaki et al.
The fungiform papillae, which served as the controls in this study, did show the presence of taste receptors on ATPase staining (figure 2).
Clinical presentation of tongue showed well circumscribed, irregular erythematous patch which was bordered by keratotic line on the left dorsal surface of the tongue showing depapillation of filiform and fungiform papillae.
Pavlidis Pavlos led a team of researchers from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki who used electrical stimulation to test the taste threshold of the soldiers and endoscopes to measure the number and shape of a kind of taste bud called fungiform papillae.
Differences concerning the shape and the vascularisation of fungiform papillae were also observed".