gustatory sensation


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gustatory sensation the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus "the candy left him with a bad taste","the melon had a delicious taste"
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In literature:

He was the food, and the sight of him excited in her the gustatory sensations.
"White Fang" by Jack London
Thus, a patient's horror of poison may have its first origin in some subjective gustatory sensation.
"Illusions" by James Sully