hairy tongue


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hairy tongue

[¦her·ē ′təŋ]
(medicine)
Hyperplasia of the papillae forming hairlike projections on the tongue.
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The dark walls were covered at Saturday night's opening with graffiti art - ghoulish ogres and beatniks with bloodshot eyes, rotting teeth and curling, hairy tongues.
The pale-green flower stem has ascending bracts that look like small hairy tongues, beneath which are the pink flowers.