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Medical Term:

papillae of tongue

 

Definition: numerous variously shaped projections of the mucous membrane of the dorsum of the tongue; includes filiform, foliate, fungiform, and vallate papillae.

Synonym(s): lingual papillae1, papilla lingualis

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