Definition of gustatory in English:

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gustatory

Pronunciation: /ˈɡəstəˌtôrē/

adjective

formal
Concerned with tasting or the sense of taste: gustatory delights
More example sentences
  • The gustatory sense organs in higher vertebrates are limited to the cavity of the mouth.
  • Olfactory or smell nerve cells are stimulated by the odors around us, whereas gustatory or taste cells react to food and beverages.
  • However, there is still controversy as to whether combination of these four primary tastes adequately describes all gustatory experiences.

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Syllabification: gus·ta·to·ry

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