palatability


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palatability (pal´ətəbil´itē),

n the quality of a food that makes it acceptable or agreeable to one's personal taste.

palatability

pleasantness of taste of feed; willingness of animals to eat the feed in preference to others, which may be based on factors other than taste, e.g. smell, appearance, the sound of cows munching on ensilage.
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Quantitative trait loci with additive effects on palatability and fatty acid composition of meat in a Wagyu-Limousin F2 population.
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