sense of taste

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Noun1.sense of taste - 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
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The least developed of all in Tarzan was the sense of taste, for he could eat luscious fruits, or raw flesh, long buried with almost equal appreciation; but in that he differed but slightly from more civilized epicures.
I have been thrilled to think that I owed a mental perception to the commonly gross sense of taste, that I have been inspired through the palate, that some berries which I had eaten on a hillside had fed my genius.
You may laugh, Cousin Elizabeth—you may laugh, madam,” retorted Richard, turning himself so much in his saddle as to face the party, and making dignified gestures with his whip; “but I appeal to common sense, good sense, or, what is of more importance than either, to the sense of taste, which is one of the five natural senses, whether a big loaf of sugar is not likely to contain a better illustration of a proposition than such a lump as one of your Dutch women puts under her tongue when she drinks her tea.
Nerve damage has been ruled out while his skull is healed but he's on medication for a month in the hope his sense of taste and smell return.
If you think a diminished sense of taste may be affecting your dietary choices, mention it to your doctor.
The discovery provides new insights into how the tongue keeps its sense of taste organised despite the rapid turnover of the cells in its taste buds, the researchers said.
Erik and ad Kris felt there was an opportunity to develop their own tablet that would focus more on helping chemo patients and many other groups in need of stimulating or altering their sense of taste.
The book reveals surprising facts on how language, culture and even colors and sounds can affect our sense of taste.
A study from the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center's Smell and Taste Center (STC) recently suggested that 1 in 4 people with multiple sclerosis may experience a diminished sense of taste.
It has a world-class sense of taste that will always remain in your memory.
You've noticed that your sense of taste has disappeared.