Fungiform

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Fungiform Shaped like a fungus or mushroom.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fungiform Having the form of a mushroom; cylindrical with a broader convex head: specifically applied to certain papillæ of the tongue, distinguished from filiform and circumvallate. Also fungilliform. See papilla.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Eungus, + -form,: cf. F. fongiforme,

Usage

In literature:

Interspersed with these are the fungiform papillae.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The fungiform are longer, small at the base and broad at the end.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
What nerve ramifies in the fungiform papillae?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
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