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Medical Term:

mucosa of tongue


Definition: the mucosa forming the surface of the tongue; that of the dorsum of the tongue appears velvety due to the presence of vast numbers of papillae; that of the inferior surface is smooth and thinner.

Synonym(s): tunica mucosa linguaeTA, mucous membrane of tongue, lingual mucosa

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