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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the peculiar ovoidal or flask-shaped bodies, composed of modified epithelium-cells embedded in the epithelium, covering the sides of the papillæ vallatæ, and, in man and some other animals, also upon the opposed walls of the vallum. They are believed to be special organs of taste. Also called taste-bulb, taste-goblet, gustatory bud.

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