taste cells

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taste cells

darkly staining cells in a taste bud with long, hairlike microvilli that contain closely packed microtubules and extend into the gustatory pore; the taste cells stand in synaptic contact with sensory nerve fibers of the facial, glossopharyngeal, or vagus nerves.
Synonym(s): gustatory cells

taste cells

(tāst selz)
Darkly staining cells in a taste bud that have long, hairlike microvilli.
Synonym(s): gustatory cells.