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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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Distribution and ultrastructure of taste buds in the oropharyngeal cavity of the rainbow trout, Salmo gairdneri Richardson.
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It turns out that taste buds are doing more than we think," senior author of the University of Michigan-led study Scott Pletcher, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and research associate professor at the Institute of Gerontology, said.
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This helps break down the flavour molecules into smaller particle, so that they can be detected by the taste buds.
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In reality, we taste different flavours using taste buds spread across all parts of the tongue.
Paisley Rotary satellite group held the event in Taste Buds Cafe in Lawn Street, Paisley, a few months ago and have now handed over a cheque for PS555 to Lauren Roy-Sutherland, the Renfrew mum who set up the toy bank.
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