taste bud


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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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4) However, our study failed to show that taste buds are present on human uvula tissue.
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Thus, linkages develop with water molecules and then, ever so briefly, with a receptor in the cell membrane of the taste bud.
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I saw in the papers the other day that some other wise guy with no taste buds had invented dark chocolate hummus for our consumption.
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They contain a glycoprotein called miraculin, which temporarily alters the taste buds to make sour and acidic foods taste sweet.
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