HyperDic: gustatory_organ

English > 1 sense of the expression gustatory organ:
NOUNbodygustatory organ, tastebud, taste budan oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
English > gustatory organ: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningAn oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue.
Synonymstastebud, taste bud
Part ofepiglottisA flap of cartilage that covers the windpipe while swallowing
palate, roof of the mouthThe upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
throat, pharynxThe passage to the stomach and lungs
tongue, lingua, glossa, clapperA mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
Partsneuroepitheliumepithelium associated with special sense organs and containing sensory nerve endings
taste cell, gustatory cellAn epithelial cell in a taste bud that activates sensory fibers of the facial nerve or the glossopharyngeal nerve or the vagus nerve
BroaderchemoreceptorA sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
Spanishórgano gustativo, papila gustativa, papila, tastebud
Catalanpapil·la gustativa, tastebud

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