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taste bud

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

taste bud

[′tāst ‚bəd]
(anatomy)
An end organ consisting of goblet-shaped clusters of elongate cells with microvilli on the distal end to mediate the sense of taste.
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Lisa Preston of Hunters, based on Middlesbrough's Linthorpe Road, said: "As a proud local company, we're thrilled to join forces with other amazing Teesside businesses to make a difference in our local community by helping wonderful schemes such as Tickle The Taste Buds.
According to a study done at the Yale University, some people called supertasters are genetically programmed to have more taste buds and, as a result, taste more flavours in a particular food.
Nerves in your taste buds send "taste" messages to your brain.
When taste molecules touch the taste buds in our tongue, microscopic channels--termed TRPM5--open in the cell membrane of the taste buds.
Researchers have been missing a key piece of the taste puzzle: the identity of the messenger, known as a neurotransmitter, that sends information from taste buds to the nerve fibers.
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Well, not furry, but our taste buds are like little soft nubbies, called papillae.
This allows the liquid to flow in multiple directions, stimulating all the taste buds.
If drinking dulls the palate, why do we do it at that moment when we rely on our taste buds the most--at dinner?
The company scoured universities and colleges up and down the UK looking for young tasters because the older people get the less effective their taste buds become.
A SUPERMARKET chain have insured their top wine buyer's taste buds for pounds 10 million.
Gayler believes that taste buds are sharpest at the beginning of the meal, and offers recipes such as Corn Bisque with Cheese and Smoked Bacon, and Iced Cucumber and Almond Soup.