gustatory bud

gustatory bud
gustatory bud or gustatory corpuscle,
any of the small, flask-shaped bodies in the epithelium of the tongue, believed to be organs of taste.

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  • gustatory bud — caliculus gustatorius …   Medical dictionary

  • gustatory corpuscle — gustatory bud or gustatory corpuscle, any of the small, flask shaped bodies in the epithelium of the tongue, believed to be organs of taste …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Gustatory system — The gustatory system is the sensory system for the sense of taste. Importance Humans require a way to distinguish between safe and dangerous foods. Bitter and sour foods we find unpleasant, while salty, sweet, and meaty tasting foods generally… …   Wikipedia

  • gustatory 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: ↑taste cell • Hypernyms: ↑epithelial cell • Part Holonyms: ↑tastebud, ↑taste bud, ↑gustatory organ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gustatory organ — noun an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue • Syn: ↑tastebud, ↑taste bud • Hypernyms: ↑chemoreceptor • Part Holonyms: ↑tongue, ↑lingua, ↑glossa …   Useful english dictionary

  • gustatory receptor — a receptor for taste, located in the taste cell of a taste bud …   Medical dictionary

  • Taste bud — Infobox Anatomy Name = Taste bud Latin = caliculus gustatorius GraySubject = 222 GrayPage = 991 Caption = Semidiagrammatic view of a portion of the mucous membrane of the tongue. Two fungiform papillæ are shown. On some of the filiform papillæ… …   Wikipedia

  • taste bud — noun an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue • Syn: ↑tastebud, ↑gustatory organ • Hypernyms: ↑chemoreceptor • Part Holonyms: ↑tongue, ↑lingua, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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