Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Circumvallate Papillae

We just learned about the Foliate Papillae.

Another part of the mouth is the Circumvallate papillae.

We know the filiform papillae are just for touch,
the fungiform papillae have taste buds,
and the foliate papillae are soft folded skin on the sides and back of the tongue with taste buds.

The circumvallate papillae are rounded on top, and the tongue has around 8 to 12 of them.
They are on the back part of the tongue, with one row on each side.
These papillae are usually bigger bumps than the other types of bumps on the tongue.

(from: wikipedia - lingual papillae)

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