black tongue

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Noun1.black tongue - a benign side effect of some antibiotics; dark overgrowth of the papillae of the tongue
side effect - a secondary and usually adverse effect of a drug or therapy; "severe headaches are one of the side effects of the drug"
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Black hairy tongue - a common condition where bacteria or fungi take root among the dead cells on the surface of your tongue.
The general consensus is that although it doesn't look nice there's rarely anything sinister about it; * Black hairy tongue - the tongue is covered with tiny little bumps called papillae.
A Black Hairy Tongue is a temporary harmless condition that gives your tongue a dark hairy appearance.