Rabbit tongue's surface, SEM

Rabbit tongue's surface, SEM

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Caption: Rabbit tongue's surface, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). The tongue is covered in thin projections called filiform papillae. These sense touch. The papillae responsible for sensing taste (not seen) are less numerous than these filiform papillae.

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