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-, fungus + forma, shape.

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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

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  • 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

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  • Tongue — The tongue is a strong muscle anchored to the floor of the mouth. It is covered by the lingual membrane which has special areas to detect tastes. The tongue is composed of muscles attached to the lower jaw and to the hyoid bone (a small, U shaped …   Medical dictionary

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