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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The fungiform papillae, which served as the controls in this study, did show the presence of taste receptors on ATPase staining (figure 2).
1'2] There are four histomorphologic types of papilloma that occur in the sinuses: keratinizing squamous, fungiform, cylindrical cell, and inverted.
Final pathology revealed a sinonasal papilloma with separate and distinct areas of fungiform, inverted, and cylindrical histologic features (figure, A and B).
They also measured the number and shape of a particu-latype of taste bud called the fungiform papillae.
But researchers say it appears to control not only the number of taste buds on the tongue but the structures that hold them, called fungiform papillae.
Pavlidis Pavlos led a team of researchers from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki who used electrical stimulation to test the taste threshold of the soldiers and endoscopes to measure the number and shape of a kind of taste bud called fungiform papillae.
Determining one's supertaster status is easily done by counting the fungiform papillae on the tongue.
Her research has shown that, compared to regular tasters and nontasters, supertasters have more of the round structures on the tongue called fungiform papillae, so named because they resemble button mushrooms.