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circumvallate papilla

noun

Medical Definition of CIRCUMVALLATE PAPILLA

:  any of the usually 8 to 12 large papillae near the back of the tongue each of which is surrounded with a marginal sulcus and supplied with taste buds responsive especially to bitter flavors—called also vallate papilla
April 28, 2015
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