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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Their fungiform papillae were also flatter than those of non-smokers, with a reduced blood supply.
The fungiform papillae, which served as the controls in this study, did show the presence of taste receptors on ATPase staining (figure 2).
reported that the filiform papillae on margin of the tongue of the newborn sea otter were divided into two shapes which were horny or club-shaped papillae, and the fungiform papillae also were divided into two shapes which were hemispherical or club-shaped papillae.
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. According to the patient this tongue lesion is asymp- tomatic so she never consulted any physician or dentist regarding this issue.
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.
africana showing longitudinal flattened strands at the apex of proximal part of the mucosal surface (B); at higher magnification, of the same area showing, a fungiform papillae; taste buds; flattened epithelial cells and numerous mucus secretions (B1) and at the posterior region of the proximal part of the tongue showing a different pattern of lingual papillae as leaves--like papillae; it is separated by a deep folds (B2).
In the foetuses of about 65-day-old, there was further maturation of the epithelium.The dorsum of the apex, the body and root of the tongue showed rudiments of filiform and fungiform papillae which was quite apparent.