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Vallate papillae

Other Terms: Vallate papillae, Vallate papillae set, Papillae vallatae, Papilles circumvallées

Description

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.

Latin

Papillae vallatae

French

Papilles circumvallées

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