Tongue surface, SEM

Tongue surface, SEM

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Caption: Mammalian tongue surface, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Covering the majority of the tongue's surface are backward facing scale-like projections called filiform papillae, which sense pressure. The round areas (red) are fungiform papillae, which contain the taste buds.

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