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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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