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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In the surface of the tongue can be noted structures called lingual papillae, in which there are gustatory cells. Inside the oral cavity the gustatory papillae can realize the quimioreception through the contact with the saliva and other dissolved particles (Douglas, 2002).