Fungiform Papillae Image

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Fungiform papillae, magnified and sectional diagram. The fungiform papillae are club shaped projections on the tongue, generally red in color. They are found on the tip of the tongue, scattered amongst the filiform papillae but are mostly present on the tip and sides of the tongue.

Filiform papillae: They are thin, elongated and resemble a v-shape. These help in identifying the sour taste and also are the abrasive cover for the tongue.

Fungiform papillae: These are most often scattered on the whole tongue but more on the sides or the tip of the tongue. Foliate papillae: These can be found on the sides of the tongue and are formed into two clusters, both with an extended fold.

Fungiform Papillae Image

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