Definition of Gustatory

1. Adjective. Of or relating to gustation.

Exact synonyms: Gustative, Gustatorial
Partainyms: Taste, Taste, Taste
Derivative terms: Gustation, Gustation

Definition of Gustatory

1. a. Pertaining to, or subservient to, the sense of taste; as, the gustatory nerve which supplies the front of the tongue.

Definition of Gustatory

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to, the sense of taste. ¹

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Definition of Gustatory

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Gustatory

1. Relating to gustation, or taste. (05 Mar 2000)

Gustatory Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gustatory

gussies up
gussy up
gussying up
gustatory (current term)
gustatory-sudorific reflex
gustatory anaesthesia
gustatory bud
gustatory cell
gustatory cells
gustatory hallucination
gustatory hyperesthesia
gustatory lemniscus
gustatory modality
gustatory nucleus
gustatory organ
gustatory perception
gustatory pore
gustatory rhinorrhoea

Literary usage of Gustatory

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1862)
"He accordingly tied the lingual artery on the side of the disease two days after he had divided the gustatory nerve. The nicer became paler after the ..."

2. Text-book of Comparative Anatomy by Arnold Lang, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1896)
"gustatory Organs. Folds and prominences found in the mouth in some divisions of the Mollusca have been taken for gustatory organs, although there are no ..."

3. Textbook of Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1905)
"The deep extremity of each is somewhat expanded and rests upon the corium ; the free end is perforated by a minute pore, termed the gustatory pore. ..."

4. Lectures on the science of human life by Sylvester Graham (1849)
"Thus the habitual tobacco-eater and spirit-drinker always exceedingly impair their gustatory powers, so that their gustatory perception and satisfaction ..."

5. The Nervous System of Vertebrates by John Black Johnston (1906)
"THE OLFACTORY AND gustatory APPARATUS. The centers considered in the last chapter have to do with somatic sensory impulses and are all differentiated from ..."

6. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1892)
"Within the space bounded by the four gustatory papillae are three ... The dorsum posterior to the gustatory region is wrinkled, but devoid of papillae. ..."

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