Fungiform papillae

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Related to Fungiform papillae: Vallate papillae, Filiform papillae
(Anat.) numerous small, rounded eminences on the upper surface of the tongue.

See also: Fungiform

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
The fungiform papillae remain shiny dark red eminences.
London, May 29 ( ANI ): Supertasters are the minority the population who have a heightened sense of taste - particularly for bitter compounds - and for many years scientists have linked the trait with the number of "fungiform papillae" or sensory bumps on the tongue.
Fungiform papillae were Large, mushroom form with thick lamina propria in core placed betweeen filliform papilla espitialy on midlateral of tongue (Fig.
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.
Few prominent bright red fungiform papillae were also seen.
PTC/ PROP tasters have more taste pores than non-tasters, just as super tasters have anatomical differences in their fungiform papillae (Miller and Reedy, 1990).