Light microscopy study of lingual papillae in rabbits ( oryctolagus cuniculus )

Methaq Abdul Razaq A-Alshemkhi ميثاق عبد الرزاق

Al-Kufa University Journal for Biology مجلة جامعة الكوفة لعلوم الحياة
ISSN: 20738854 23116544 Year: 2012 Volume: 4 Issue: 2 Pages: 251-255
Publisher: University of Kufa جامعة الكوفة


Histologically the dorsal surface of rabbit tongue was Coverd by stratified squamous epithelium , from lingual epithelium progect me chanical papillae which represented by filiform papillae was similar to threads like and distributed on the entire dorsal surface of the tongue , and gustatory papillae were included , fungi – form like cone – shape or musbroow like , located at apex and dorso – lateral surface of tongue , contain few taste – buds in their walls while the circumrallate papillae wererounded in shapes and surrounded by trenches and their walls with numerous taste buds . the foliate papillae similar to ridges that separated by groove . the foliate papillae more developed in the rabbits tongue when compared with other mammalian tongue . the core of the tongue consist of skeletal muscle bundles , interlaced in many direction ( longitudinal , oblique , vertical and transverse )