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Other Terms: Vallate papillae, Vallate papillae set, Papillae vallatae, Papilles circumvallées
There are eight to twelve vallate papillae. They are located in front of the foramen cecum. They are large and form a letter V, its apex being directed backward toward the foramen caecum. They are surrounded by a vallum, so that they rest in pits. They contain special taste organs.