circumvallate papilla


circumvallate papilla

noun

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

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