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Taste buds
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Taste buds are small structures present within the papillae of the tongue
Latin caliculus gustatererius
System Taste

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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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Papilas gustativas para niños

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