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Taste buds
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Taste buds are small structures present within the papillae of the tongue
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System Taste
Identifiers
Latin caliculus gustatererius
Anatomical terms of microanatomy

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.

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