gustatory cell

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Related to gustatory cell: somatic cell, olfactory cell, gustatory nucleus
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Noun1.gustatory cell - an epithelial cell in a taste bud that activates sensory fibers of the facial nerve or the glossopharyngeal nerve or the vagus nerve
epithelial cell - one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium
gustatory organ, taste bud, tastebud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
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Fushiki and others detected CD36, a protein that takes in fat for muscles and body fat, in the gustatory cells of taste buds in the tongues of mice.