papilla

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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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1998), only one type of lingual papillae was found, whose morphology is similar of filiform papillae described in aquatic mammals (KOBAYASHI et al.
According to previous findings, small and giant filiform papillae with orientation forward to posterior aid to swallowingon [15].
Filiform papillae detect the texture of food rather than its taste but contribute to an animal's acceptance or rejection of foods depending on how appealing the texture is.
This presents as a sloughing of the filiform papillae because of the systemic inflammatory process and persistence of the fungiform papillae, which gives the appearance of strawberry "seeds.
Nilsson (1928) suggested that the cephalic membrane possesses about 60 papillae, while in our specimens the number of papillae is only around 30; the latter number is, however, comparable with the number observed by Hartman (1941) for the Peruvian specimens, which had 30 to 60 filiform papillae on the free edge.
In some cases hyperplasia of the filiform papillae can occur, causing a hairy appearance.
The red patches are the depapillated filiform papillae.
1987) reported the three-dimensional aspects of the CTC of the neonatal dogs, after treatment in HCl solution in order to explore the CTC, concluding that the CTC of filiform papillae present a elliptical protrusion and in the fungiform papilla a round in shape.