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gus·ta·tion

 (gŭ-stā′shən)
n.
The act or faculty of tasting.

[Latin gustātiō, gustātiōn-, an appetizer, from gustātus, past participle of gustāre, to taste; see geus- in Indo-European roots.]

gustation

(ɡʌˈsteɪʃən)
n
(Biology) the act of tasting or the faculty of taste
[C16: from Latin gustātiō, from gustāre to taste]
gustatory, ˈgustative adj

gus•ta•tion

(gʌˈsteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of tasting.
2. the faculty of taste.
[1590–1600; < Latin gustātiō=gustā(re) to taste + -tiō -tion]

gustation

1. the act of tasting.
2. the sense of taste.
See also: Bodily Functions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gustation - the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
sense modality, sensory system, modality - a particular sense
exteroception - sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
Translations

gus·ta·tion

n. gustación, sentido del gusto.
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Indeed, as William Miller has shown, despite its etymological link to taste (Latin: gustus), disgust is not linked to gustation, the gag reflex, or any other involuntary action.
As the maxillary palps are involved in both olfaction and gustation, it is possible that some of the receptors expressed in these organs have a gustatory function.
Smell is essential to taste because much of our ability to taste things is determined by nasal gustation and, therefore, it, too, is considered less important in Western thought.
Such early pressures on gustation resulted in early changes in how nervous systems functioned - including emotion regulation.
In addition, the change in oral sensations during gustation also appears to be important, and some differences were found between treatments for integrated sensations, particularly volume, depth, smoothness, balance and overall impression.
Bauer (2004) stated that the antennal flagella of carideans have abundant tactile and chemoreceptors, especially for gustation.