taste bud

January 2009
American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p336
Reference Entry
A definition of the term "taste bud" is presented. It refers to the sense organs on the tongues of most vertebrate animals. It distinguishes between the four types of taste, which are sweet, sour, salty or bitter.


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