black hairy tongue

noun

Medical Definition of black hairy tongue

: a dark furry or hairy discoloration of the tongue that is due to hyperplasia of the filiform papillae usually with an overgrowth of microorganisms

called also blacktongue

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“Black hairy tongue.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/black%20hairy%20tongue. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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