taste cell

taste cell
noun
an epithelial cell in a taste bud that activates sensory fibers of the facial nerve or the glossopharyngeal nerve or the vagus nerve
Syn: ↑gustatory cell
Hypernyms: ↑epithelial cell
Part Holonyms: ↑tastebud, ↑taste bud, ↑gustatory organ

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noun
: a neuroepithelial cell that is located in a taste bud and is the actual receptor of the sensation of taste — called also gustatory cell

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