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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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