Papilla, fungiform

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Medical Definition of Papilla, fungiform

Papilla, fungiform: Broad, flat structures that house taste buds in the central portion of the dorsum (back) of the tongue. Fungiform papillae were once thought to resemble little mushrooms.


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Reviewed on 7/1/2016

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