Definition of Gustation

1. Noun. The faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth. "His cold deprived him of his sense of taste"

Definition of Gustation

1. n. The act of tasting.

Definition of Gustation

1. Noun. The act of tasting. ¹

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Definition of Gustation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gustation

1. 1. The act of tasting. 2. The sense of taste. Origin: L. Gustatio, fr. Gusto, pp. -atus, to taste (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gustation

gussie up
gussied up
gussies up
gussy up
gussying up
gustation (current term)
gustatory-sudorific reflex
gustatory anaesthesia
gustatory bud
gustatory cell
gustatory cells
gustatory hallucination
gustatory hyperesthesia
gustatory lemniscus
gustatory modality

Literary usage of Gustation

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1. A Text-book of Human Physiology by Austin Flint (1888)
"... olfaction—Relations of olfaction to the sense of taste—Reflex act* through the olfactory nemt —Olfactory centre—gustation—Savors—Nerves of taste—Chorda ..."

2. The Physiology of Man by Austin Flint (1875)
"Savory substances—Relations between gustation and olfaction ; taste and flavor —Modifications of the sense of taste—Nerves of taste—Chorda tympani— Facial ..."

3. Behavior: An Introduction to Comparative Psychology by John Broadus Watson (1914)
"Olfaction and gustation.—Lack of definite knowledge about smell functions. ... Problems in gustation. —A. Cutaneous, proprio- and entero-ceptive systems. ..."

4. Human Physiology by Robley Dunglison (1841)
"SENSE OF TASTE OR gustation. The sense of taste teaches us the quality of ... The organ of gustation is not, therefore, restricted to the production of that ..."

5. Human Psychology by Howard Crosby Warren (1919)
"TASTE (gustation) Gustatory Receptor and Stimuli. — The sense of taste is closely related to smell. Their evolutionary history goes back to a common origin, ..."

6. Smell, Taste, and Allied Senses in the Vertebrates by George Howard Parker (1922)
"PHYSIOLOGY OF gustation. Contents.—1. Location of Taste. 2. Gustatory stimulus. 3. Qualities of Taste. 4. The Sour Taste. 5. The Saline Taste. 6. ..."

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