Conical projections, tongue

Conical projections, tongue

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Credit: DR. RICHARD KESSEL & DR. RANDY KARDON/VISUALS UNLIMITED, INC. /SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tongue. The conical projections on the dorsal surface of the tongue are filiform papillae which collectively provide a rough surface to aid in eating. Filiform papillae range from 2-3mm in length and contain nerve endings for tactile sensation. SEM X165 at 35 millimetres wide

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