circumvallate papilla

circumvallate papilla n any of approximately 12 large papillae near the back of the tongue each of which is surrounded with a marginal sulcus and supplied with taste buds responsive esp. to bitter flavors called also vallate papilla

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  • circumvallate papilla — noun : any of approximately 12 large papillae each surrounded with a marginal sulcus and richly supplied with taste buds chiefly responsive to bitter flavors and arranged in a V shaped row near the back of the tongue called also vallate papilla …   Useful english dictionary

  • papilla — Any small, nipplelike process. SYN: teat (3). [L. a nipple, dim. of papula, a pimple] acoustic p. SYN: spiral organ. basilar p. the auditory sense organ of birds, amphibians, and reptiles; homologous to the …   Medical dictionary

  • Circumvallate papillae — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = papillae vallatae, circumvallate papillae GraySubject = 242 GrayPage = 1126 Caption = Circumvallate papilla in vertical section, showing arrangement of the taste buds and nerves. Caption2 = Tongue System =… …   Wikipedia

  • Papilla — The term papilla (plural: papillae) generally means a nipple like structure, and may refer to: Mammary papilla, or nipple Amphibian papilla and basal papilla, part of the inner ear of the frog. Interdental papilla, part of the gingiva between… …   Wikipedia

  • circumvallate — Denoting a structure surrounded by a wall, as the c. (vallate) papillae of the tongue. [circum + L. vallum, wall] * * * cir·cum·val·late .sər kəm val .āt, val ət adj enclosed by a ridge of tissue * * * cir·cum·val·late (sur″kəm… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vallate papilla — For other papillae in the tongue, see Papilla (disambiguation). Vallate papilla Circumvallate papilla in vertical section, showing arrangement of the taste buds and nerves …   Wikipedia

  • vallate papilla — n CIRCUMVALLATE PAPILLA …   Medical dictionary

  • vallate papilla — noun : circumvallate papilla …   Useful english dictionary

  • Filiform papilla — A filiform papilla. Magnified. Semidiagrammatic view of a portion of the mucous membrane of the tongue. Two fu …   Wikipedia

  • Salivary gland — Salivary glands: #1 is Parotid gland, #2 is Submandibular gland, #3 is Sublingual gland …   Wikipedia

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