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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Half an hour before I arrived, I used Taste Bud to purchase $15 worth of food for $11.
Taste buds are comprised of taste cells with taste nerves interwoven between.
The first was a strong signal underlying taste papillae at the back of the tongue and the second was a weaker signal immediately underneath taste buds in those papillae.
The objective of this study was to investigate whether taste buds are present on the human adult uvula.
Transcellular labeling of taste bud cells by carbocyanine dye (diI) applied to peripheral nerves in the barbels of the catfish, Ictalurus punctatus.
How things taste to you depends on the number and sensitivity of your taste buds.
100 Each of your taste buds contains up to 100 specialised receptor cells.
Food is tasted by our 10,000 taste buds which are located on and around the little bumps on the tongue.
This protein caught their eye because it appeared to be a specialized protein in taste bud cells.
The investigators have now found that this protein also controls jaw and taste bud growth in A.
They have discovered how ATP - the body's main fuel source- is released as the neurotransmitter from sweet, bitter, and umami, or savory, taste bud cells.
3A human taste bud is aroused by the smell TREAT 3DREAMS Biscuits are opened by unsuspecting consumer