fungiform papilla

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Any of a large number of flat-topped, mushroom-shaped, reddish-coloured papillae on the upper surface of the tongue, most of which are studded with taste buds around their bases. Compare circumvallate papilla, filoform papilla, foliate papilla. fungiform papillae pl. [From Latin fungus a mushroom + forma a shape]

Subjects: Psychology.

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