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Taste bud

specialized receptor organ located in the epithelium of the papillae of the tongue and in the soft palate, epiglottis, and pharynx

Taste buds are small 'bumps' on the tongue. They are the sense organs which detect the taste of things that go into the mouth. They are involved in detecting the five (known) elements of taste perception: salty, sour, bitter, sweet, and umami.

Taste buds
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Taste buds are small structures present within the papillae of the tongue
Details
SystemTaste
Identifiers
Latincaliculus gustatererius
MeSHD013650
NeuroLex IDbirnlex_4101
TAA15.4.00.002
THH3.04.01.0.02116, H3.04.01.0.03013
FMA54825
Anatomical terms of microanatomy

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