fungiform


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fungiform

[′fən·jə‚fȯrm]
(biology)
Mushroom-shaped.
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Caption: A 1cm in diameter, yellow to pink in color, pedunculated, and fungiform lesion, displays central ulceration.
Kinnamon, "Amiloridesensitive channels in type I fungiform taste cells in mouse," BMC Neuroscience, vol.
Fungiform taste bud degeneration in C57BL/6J mice following chorda-lingual nerve transection.
A differential diagnosis of fungiform papilloma, inverting papilloma, and angiomatous polyp was considered.
The fungiform papillae remain shiny dark red eminences.
London, May 29 ( ANI ): Supertasters are the minority the population who have a heightened sense of taste - particularly for bitter compounds - and for many years scientists have linked the trait with the number of "fungiform papillae" or sensory bumps on the tongue.
The lingual epithelium is made up of four types of tongue papillae, namely, filiform, fungiform, foliate, and vallate papillae, featuring mechanical and taste functions [5].
There are various types of lingual papillae including filiform, fungiform, circumvallate, lentiform and foliate papillae on the surface of the tongue of mammals [13].
This ability is thought to stem in part from an increased number of tongue projections called fungiform papillae, which carry taste buds on the cap of their mushroom-shaped structures.
Fungiform papillae become swollen and flattened during riboflavin deficiency and the tongue may have a granular appearance.