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Caption: Animated coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) Mammal tongue filiform papillae (cat; Felis silvestris catus). Filiform papillae project toward the back of the tongue. They form backward-facing hooks which help hold food and provide the abrasiveness needed for self-grooming. They do not have taste buds. The taste buds are carried by mushroom-shaped papillae at the tip and sides and the cup-shaped papillae at the back of the tongue.

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Keywords: 92621a, animated, animation, bud, carnivora, cat, catus, chordata, colored, coloured, digital, electron, false-colored, false-coloured, felidae, felis, filiform, ken burns effect, mammal, mammalia, micrograph, papilla, papillae, rostrum, scanning, sem, silvestris, surface, taste, tongue

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Cat tongue papillae, SEM

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