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Fungiform Papillae

Medically reviewed by: Stephanie Curreli, MD, PhD
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2015

The fungiform papillae are involved in the sensations of taste and have taste buds embedded in their surfaces. They respond to both sweet and sour tastes. There are rather more of the mushroom-shaped fungiform papillae, which are scattered over the surface of the tongue with particular concentration at the tip and along the sides. In structure the fungiform papillae look rather similar to the central Continue Scrolling To Read More Below...

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