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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Human Anatomy: Plate 32: Figure 4

Atlas of Human Anatomy

Upper or dorsal surface of the tongue with their taste buds.

Translated by: Ronald A. Bergman, PhD and Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
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Upper or dorsal surface of the tongue with their taste buds

a) Radix (base) of tongue.
b) Apex of tongue.
c) Lingual margins.
d) Dorsum of tongue.
e) Mucosal glands.
f) Foramen caecum (s. Meibonii) with the posterior vallate papillae.
g) Vallate papillae (s. truncate [capitate s. magnae]).
h) Fungiform papillae (s. lenticularis [obtuse, clavate medial]).
i) Minor papillae (conical and filiform).
k) Fimbriae (s. transverse rugae).
l) Glossopalatine fold.
m) Epiglottis.
n) Glossoepiglotticum ligament (s. frenulum epiglottidis).

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