gustation


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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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Bauer (2004) stated that the antennal flagella of carideans have abundant tactile and chemoreceptors, especially for gustation.
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Laing, Perception of Odor Mixtures, In Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation, Doty, R.