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Encyclopedia > Fungiform papilla
Fungiform papilla
The mouth cavity. The cheeks have been slit transversely and the tongue pulled forward.
Section of a fungiform papilla. Magnified.
Latin papillae fungiformes
Gray's subject #242 1126
Dorlands/Elsevier p_03/12610382

The fungiform papillae are mushroom shaped papillae (projections) on the tongue. They are located on the top surface of the tongue, scattered throughout the filiform papilla but mainly at the tip and lateral margins of the tongue. They have taste buds on their superior (upper) surface which can distinguish the five tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami. They have a core of connective tissue and the seventh cranial nerve innervates them. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Gray1014. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Elseviers logo. ... A papilla (plural: papillae) can be: A small projection, such as a nipplelike projection on the skin, at the base of a hair or the root of a feather; the base of a new tooth. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Taste buds are small structures on the upper surface of the tongue, soft palate, and epiglottis that provide information about the taste of food being eaten. ... Look up Sweet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Human taste sensory organs, called taste buds or gustatory calyculi, and concentrated on the upper surface of the tongue, appear to be receptive to relatively few chemical species as tastes. ... Human taste sensory organs, called taste buds or gustatory calyculi, and concentrated on the upper surface of the tongue, appear to be receptive to relatively few chemical species as tastes. ... Human taste sensory organs, called taste buds or gustatory calyculi, and concentrated on the upper surface of the tongue, appear to be receptive to relatively few chemical species as tastes. ... Human taste sensory organs, called taste buds or gustatory calyculi, and concentrated on the upper surface of the tongue, appear to be receptive to relatively few chemical species as tastes. ... Connective tissue is one of the four types of tissue in traditional classifications (the others being epithelial, muscle, and nervous tissue. ... The facial nerve is seventh of twelve paired cranial nerves. ...


The reason people think that different things taste different is because the more taste buds that you have the stronger the tastes such as saltiness, bitterness, ect. taste that you get. Some foods may taste better with stronger taste buds while other would with taste buds that aren't as strong. Things that affect the strength in taste buds are tongue piercings, age, and smoking. [citation needed]

Close-up view of a tongue with visible fungiform papillae (large bumps) scattered among filiform papillae (small bumps).

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (1920 × 1080 pixel, file size: 473 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) If someone could place the appropriate tag to match the permission given (distribute and edit non-commercially with no attribution), thatd be kind. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (1920 × 1080 pixel, file size: 473 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) If someone could place the appropriate tag to match the permission given (distribute and edit non-commercially with no attribution), thatd be kind. ... The fungiform papillae are mushroom shaped papillae (projections) on the tongue. ... The Filiform papillae cover the anterior two-thirds of the dorsum. ...

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EJPAU 2005. KULAWIK M. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUCOUS MEMBRANE OF THE TONGUE WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE DEVELOPMENT ... (4555 words)
In that period primordia of fungiform papillae are well-marked on the surface of the dorsum of the apex and body of the tongue.
Fungiform papillae belong to the group of gustatory papillae, which are found on the tongue in the rabbit along with foliate and vallate papillae [1, 5].
The arrangement of primordia of fungiform papillae on the dorsum of the apex and of the body of the tongue is similar to the distribution of epithelial thickenings, the presence of which was shown for day 18 and 20 of prenatal life.
The Tongue (847 words)
Fungiform papillae - Somewhat resemble a mushroom of the common edible variety.
Fungiform papillae are NOT KERATINIZED and has a shape like a mushroom, hence the name 'fungiform'.
These are the largest of all papillae and the least number present on the tongue.
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