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Any of numerous spherical or ovoid clusters of receptor cells found mainly in the epithelium of the tongue and constituting the end organs of the sense of taste.
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(Physiology) any of the elevated oval-shaped sensory end organs on the surface of the tongue, by means of which the sensation of taste is experienced
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one of numerous small flask-shaped bodies, chiefly in the epithelium of the tongue, that are the sense organs of taste.
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There are four distinct tastes that the human tongue can detect. Each is identified by different taste buds, as shown in this illustration.
Any of numerous sense organs on the tongues of most vertebrate animals that are sensitive to four types of taste: sweet, sour, salty, or bitter.
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|Noun||1.||taste bud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue|
neuroepithelium - epithelium associated with special sense organs and containing sensory nerve endings
chemoreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
glossa, lingua, tongue, clapper - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
epiglottis - a flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
gustatory cell, taste cell - an epithelial cell in a taste bud that activates sensory fibers of the facial nerve or the glossopharyngeal nerve or the vagus nerve
palate, roof of the mouth - the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
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n → Geschmacksknospe f
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