HyperDic: gustatory_cell

English > 1 sense of the expression gustatory cell:
NOUNbodygustatory cell, taste cellan epithelial cell in a taste bud that activates sensory fibers of the facial nerve or the glossopharyngeal nerve or the vagus nerve
English > gustatory cell: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningAn epithelial cell in a taste bud that activates sensory fibers of the facial nerve or the glossopharyngeal nerve or the vagus nerve.
Synonymtaste cell
Part oftastebud, taste bud, gustatory organAn oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
Broaderepithelial cellOne of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium

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