Medical Definition of Taste corpuscle

1. One of a number of flask-shaped cell nests located in the epithelium of vallate, fungiform, and foliate papillae of the tongue and also in the soft palate, epiglottis, and posterior wall of the pharynx; it consists of sustentacular, gustatory, and basal cells between which the intragemmal sensory nerve fibres terminate. Synonym: caliculus gustatorius, gustatory bud, Schwalbe's corpuscle, taste bulb, taste corpuscle. (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Taste Corpuscle

tast
tastable
tastant
tastants
taste
taste-maker
taste-tester
taste blindness
taste bud
taste buds
taste bulb
taste cell
taste cells
taste corpuscle (current term)
taste deficiency
taste hairs
taste like chicken
taste of one's own medicine
taste perception
taste pore
taste property
taste ridge
taste sensation
taste tester
taste threshold
tasteable
tastebud
tastebuds

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