gustatory

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adjective gus·ta·to·ry \ˈgəs-tə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of gustatory

  1. :  relating to or associated with eating or the sense of taste

gustatorily

play \ˌgəs-tə-ˈtȯr-ə-lē\ adverb

Did You Know?

Gustatory is a member of a finite set of words that describe the senses with which we encounter our world, the other members being visual, aural, olfactory, and tactile. Like its peers, gustatory has its roots in Latin-in this case the Latin word gustare, meaning "to taste." Gustare is a somewhat distant relative of several common English words, among them choose and disgust, but is a direct ancestor only of gustatory, gustation, meaning "the act or sensation of tasting," and degustation, meaning "the action or an instance of tasting especially in a series of small portions."

1684

First Known Use of gustatory

1684

Other Physiology Terms


GUSTATORY Defined for English Language Learners

gustatory

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adjective gus·ta·to·ry \ˈgəs-tə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of gustatory for English Language Learners

  • : relating to taste or the sense of taste


Medical Dictionary

gustatory

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adjective gus·ta·to·ry \ˈgəs-tə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\

Medical Definition of gustatory

  1. :  relating to, affecting, associated with, or being the sense of taste <gustatory nerves> <gustatory stimulation>

gustatorily

\ˌgəs-tə-ˈtōr-ə-lē, -ˈtȯr-\play adverb

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