Tongue surface, SEM

Tongue surface, SEM

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Caption: Tongue surface, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Covering the tongue's surface are scale-like projections called filiform papillae, which sense pressure. The round areas (purple) are fungiform papillae, which contain the taste buds. This is a human tongue.

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