FOLIATE PAPILLAE

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The swellings along the lateral margins of our tongue, 5 to 7 on each side and shaped like a leaf. The groove between each pair of papillae contains about 100 taste buds.

FOLIATE PAPILLAE: "The foliate papillae are leaf shaped bumps on our tongues."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FOLIATE PAPILLAE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/foliate-papillae/ (accessed June 30, 2022).

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