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 are small structures present within the papillae of the tongue
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