taste deficiency

taste de·fi·cien·cy

[MIM*171200]
reduced or absent ability to detect a bitter taste in a group of compounds of which phenylthiocarbamide is the prototype, due to the homozygous state of a common allele.
See also: phenylthiourea.

taste de·fi·cien·cy

(tāst dĕ-fishĕn-sē) [MIM*171200]
Reduced or absent ability to detect a bitter taste in a group of compounds of which phenylthiocarbamide is prototype, due to homozygous state of common allele.
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His solicitor told magistrates: "Taste deficiency in the beer could only be detected by taste buds at the rear of the mouth, so instead of spitting the beer out Mr Old had to swallow it.