Tongue papillae, light micrograph

Tongue papillae, light micrograph

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Caption: Tongue papillae. Coloured light micrograph of a section through the tongue, showing its filiform papillae (red). They project from the tongue's upper surface, giving it its rough texture. Taste buds are located between the papillae at the sides and base of the tongue. Underneath this surface layer, the tongue is composed of muscle fibres (white and orange stripes, bottom) that attach it to the mouth and enable it to move. Magnification: x300 when printed 10cm wide.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, biological, biology, coloured, false-colour, false-coloured, filiform, histological, histology, human, human body, light micrograph, light microscope, lm, mouth, muscle, oral, papilla, papillae, papillary, people, person, sense, sensory, surface, taste, tongue

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