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Medical Term:

fungiform papillae


Definition: numerous minute elevations on the dorsum of the tongue, the tip being broader than the base and resembling a mushroom; the epithelia of many of these papillae contains taste buds.

Synonym(s): papillae fungiformesTA, clavate papillae

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