Medical Definition of Vallate papilla

1. One of eight or ten projections from the dorsum of the tongue forming a row anterior to and parallel with the sulcus terminalis; each papilla is surrounded by a circular trench (fossa) having a slightly raised outer wall (vallum); on the sides of the vallate papilla and the opposed margin of the vallum are numerous taste buds. Synonym: papilla vallata, circumvallate papilla. Vascular papillae, dermal papillae containing vascular loops. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vallate Papilla

valis
valise
valiselike
valises
valium
valiums
valkyr
valkyria
valkyrielike
valkyries
valkyrs
valla
vallar
vallary
vallate
vallate papilla (current term)
vallation
vallations
vallatory
vallecula
vallecula cerebelli
vallecula epiglottica
vallecula sylvii
vallecula unguis
valleculae
vallecular
vallecular dysphagia
valleculars
valleculas
vallenato

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