Plate 10.181 Foliate Papilla
Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger,
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Rabbit, 10% formalin, H. & E., 66 x.
Foliate papillae are not found in man and primates, but they are well developed in lagomorphs where they occur on the posterolateral sides of the tongue. Deep epidermal pegs of non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium are frequently seen in this kind of papilla. The sides of the papilla are straight and contain numerous taste buds that open into the furrow surrounding the papilla. The serous glands of von Ebner* open into the base of the furrow to flush out taste provoking stimuli.
*von Ebner was a nineteenth-century Viennese histologist.
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