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The term papilla (plural: papillae) generally means a nipple-like structure, and may refer to:

On the tongue

All lingual papillae contain taste buds except for filiform papillae.[1]

On a fish

On a sea cucumber

On a mushroom

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  1. ^ Norton N, illustrations by Netter FH [et al.] (2007). Netter's head and neck anatomy for dentistry. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier. p. 402. ISBN 1929007884.