Fungiform papillae
Fungiform Fun"gi*form, a. [Eungus + -form: cf. F. fongiforme.] Shaped like a fungus or mushroom. [1913 Webster]

{Fungiform papill[ae]} (Anat.), numerous small, rounded eminences on the upper surface of the tongue. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fungiform papilla — The fungiform papillae are broad flat structures that house taste buds in the central portion of the dorsum (back) of the tongue. These papillae were thought to resemble a fungus: a little mushroom. Fungiform means mushroom shaped. From fungi ,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fungiform papilla — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = papillae fungiformes GraySubject = 242 GrayPage = 1126 Caption = The mouth cavity. The cheeks have been slit transversely and the tongue pulled forward. Caption2 = Section of a fungiform papilla. Magnified …   Wikipedia

  • Fungiform — Mushroom shaped. From fungi , fungus + forma, shape. The fungiform papillae are broad flat structures that house taste buds in the central portion of the dorsum (back) of the tongue. These papillae were thought to resemble a fungus: a little… …   Medical dictionary

  • papillae lenticulares — lenticular papillae: a series of papillae of the tongue resembling, but less elevated than, the fungiform papillae …   Medical dictionary

  • papillae fungiformes — [TA] fungiform papillae: knoblike projections on the tongue, scattered singly among the filiform papillae …   Medical dictionary

  • papillae linguales — [TA] lingual papillae: the filiform, fungiform, vallate, foliate, and conical papillae of the tongue …   Medical dictionary

  • fungiform papilla — noun Etymology: probably translation of New Latin papilla fungiformis : any of numerous papillae on the upper surface of the tongue that are flat topped and noticeably red from the richly vascular stroma and that usually contain taste buds …   Useful english dictionary

  • Papilla, fungiform — The fungiform papillae are broad flat structures that house taste buds in the central portion of the dorsum (back) of the tongue. These papillae were thought to resemble a fungus: a little mushroom. Fungiform means mushroom shaped. From fungi ,… …   Medical dictionary

  • papilla — Any small, nipplelike process. SYN: teat (3). [L. a nipple, dim. of papula, a pimple] acoustic p. SYN: spiral organ. basilar p. the auditory sense organ of birds, amphibians, and reptiles; homologous to the …   Medical dictionary

  • Filiform papilla — A filiform papilla. Magnified. Semidiagrammatic view of a portion of the mucous membrane of the tongue. Two fu …   Wikipedia

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