tastebud


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Noun1.tastebud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tonguetastebud - 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
pharynx, throat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
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20 August 2015 - US-based Raise, a marketplace that enables members to purchase gift cards below face value and sell unwanted gift cards for cash, has acquired Tastebud Technologies, a developer of predictive technologies that create customised mobile shopping experiences based on a user's style sensibilities, the company said on Thursday.
Tastebud ticklers: Menu highlights include French macaroons, a decadent chocolate opera gateau, mini strawberry tarts filled with champagne pastry cream and lime jelly topped with mint & cucumber Chantilly cream.
Esquires Coffee Houses cold drink menu features blended Italian milkshakes, exciting frappes and freshly prepared smoothies from a wide selection to suit every tastebud.
From Hearty Sourdough Pancakes; to Cattle Call Stew; to Rancher's Beef Stroganoff; to Pinon Nut Potato Casserole; to Hoecakes; to Blackberry Jam Cake, the Cowboy Cook Book will bring great southwestern cowboy cuisine onto the family table to the mouth-watering, appetite satisfying, tastebud pleasing delight of one and all!
There's everything on offer from cakes, seafood and liqueurs to Chinese noodles and curries, chocolate, cheese and those tastebud tingling steak and burger stands that spill such lovely smells across the waterfront.
"We're not the first researchers to make an artificial tongue, but we're the first to make a single artificial tongue that uses two different types of nanoscale metal 'tastebuds', which provides more information about the 'taste' of each sample and allows a faster and more accurate response.
Sub-microscopic slices of the two metals, arranged in a checkerboard pattern, act as tastebuds in the team's tiny taster.
Made with real Cornish clotted cream, it is swirled through with fudge pieces, drizzled with toffee sauce and topped with a sweet gingerbread Extra Special Gingerbread Gin Liqueur PS12, Asda GET tastebuds tingling with this limited edition special.
Members of the public can take part in a groundbreaking experiment that uses brain-scanning technology to test how the sounds, aromas and sensations associated with opening a wine bottle influence their tastebuds.
But don't be fooled, this little chili can set your tastebuds on fire.