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taste bud Syllabification: taste bud
Pronunciation: /ˈtās(t) ˌbəd/

Definition of taste bud in English:


(usually taste buds)
Any of the clusters of bulbous nerve endings on the tongue and in the lining of the mouth that provide the sense of taste.
Example sentences
  • The taste bud contains neuroepithelial and supporting cells.
  • At any one time less than a third of the cells in the taste bud are innervated.
  • Anyways, they serve the tea in a tri-layer presentation at Mariposa, making it pretty for the eyes, refreshing to the taste bud, and soothing in the throat.
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