Function: swallowing, digestion, and speech.
Function: contain for types of papillae (filiform, fungiform, circumvallate and foliate)
Composition: stratified squamous nonkeratinizing epithelium and lamina propria (loose connective tissue).
Composition: striated skeletal muscle fibers that run in three planes and adipose tissue.
Composition: reticular layer of collagen and elastic fibers.
Composition: loose connective tissue.
Composition: lamina propria (loose connective tissue) and stratified squamous nonkeratinizing epithelium.
Function: reaction to four stimuli: sweet, salty, bitter, acid.
Location: fungiform, foliate, circumvallate papillae.
Function: sensory cells.
Function: guard for infective agents.
Location: lamina propria of the root or base of tongue
Function: see MINOR SALIVARY GLANDS
Location: foliate papillae, between circumvallate papillae.
Location: root of tongue, lingual tonsils.