foliate papilla

noun

Medical Definition of foliate papilla

: any of the paired oval papillae of the lateral aspect of the posterior part of the tongue that are rudimentary or missing in humans but form the chief organs of taste of some other mammals (as rabbits)

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“Foliate papilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/foliate%20papilla. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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