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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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The site of the fistula is determined by placing a hemostat at the midline of the base of the tongue behind the circumvallate papillae and palpating it through the skin surface of the neck.
Fiberoptic laryngoscopy showed that the fistula site had been placed in the midline, posterior to the circumvallate papillae.
The sulcus terminalis, which extends along the line of circumvallate papillae, demarcates the junction of the anterior and posterior portions of the tongue.