fungiform


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fun·gi·form

 (fŭn′jə-fôrm′, fŭng′gə-)
adj.
Shaped like a mushroom.

fungiform

(ˈfʌndʒɪˌfɔːm)
adj
(Plants) shaped like a mushroom or similar fungus: the fungiform papillae of the tongue.

fun•gi•form

(ˈfʌn dʒəˌfɔrm, ˈfʌŋ gə-)

adj.
having the form of a fungus or mushroom.
[1815–25]
Translations

fun·gi·form

a. fungiforme, en forma de hongo.
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3] Batsakis in 1979 based on anatomical site of origin, divided NP into 4 variants: (i) Keratotic Papilloma from nasal vestibule, (ii) IP from the lateral nasal wall, (iii) fungiform papilloma from the nasal septum (EP), and (iv) cylindrical papilloma from the paranasal sinuses (commonly maxillary sinus).
On repeat physical examination the lesion was a 1-cm, fungiform, yellow to pink nodule, with central ulceration.
Fungiform variety arises almost always from nasal septum, usually anteriorly.
This sensitivity is genetically based, research has found, and is related to the number of mushroom-like structures on the tongue called fungiform papillae, on which taste buds are perched.
Fungiform taste bud degeneration in C57BL/6J mice following chorda-lingual nerve transection.
A differential diagnosis of fungiform papilloma, inverting papilloma, and angiomatous polyp was considered.
The fungiform papillae remain shiny dark red eminences.
NaCl thresholds: relationship to anterior tongue locus, area of stimulation, and number of fungiform papillae.
There are various types of lingual papillae including filiform, fungiform, circumvallate, lentiform and foliate papillae on the surface of the tongue of mammals [13].
This ability is thought to stem in part from an increased number of tongue projections called fungiform papillae, which carry taste buds on the cap of their mushroom-shaped structures.
Fungiform papillae become swollen and flattened during riboflavin deficiency and the tongue may have a granular appearance.
The intensity of taste depends partly on how many fungiform papillae .