noun. any of the four forms of inflammations upon the tongue. With regard to human beings, around 200 fungitype papillae are near the anterior portion of the tongue, 10-14 foliate papillae are along the sides, 7-11 circumvallate papillae are on the posterior region, and filitype papillae, with no taste operation, cover the majority of the tongue

PAPILLA: "The papilla are raised and white, signaling a recent burn to the surface of the tongue."
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