papilla

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Related to Filiform papillae: Fungiform papillae, Vallate papillae, Foliate papillae
  • noun

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(botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf

a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell

a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather

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According to previous findings, small and giant filiform papillae with orientation forward to posterior aid to swallowingon [15].
Ultrastructural study of the relationship between the morphogenesis of filiform papillae and the keratinization of the lingual epithelium in the rat.
Light and scanning microscopic structure of filiform papillae in mice.
TONGUE These are filiform papillae which are what make the surface of the tongue feel rough.
In some cases hyperplasia of the filiform papillae can occur, causing a hairy appearance.