Relating to gustation, or taste.

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gus·ta·to·ry 'gəs-tə-.tōr-ē, -.tȯr- adj relating to, affecting, associated with, or being the sense of taste <\gustatory nerves> <\gustatory stimulation>
gus·ta·to·ri·ly .gəs-tə-'tōr-ə-lē, -'tȯr- adv

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relating to the sense of taste or to the organs of taste.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Gustatory — Gust a*to*ry, a. Pertaining to, or subservient to, the sense of taste; as, the gustatory nerve which supplies the front of the tongue. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gustatory — (adj.) 1680s, from L. gustatus sense of taste; a taste, noun use of pp. of gustare to taste (see GUSTO (Cf. gusto)) + ORY (Cf. ory) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gustatory — [gus′tətôr′ē əlgus′tə tôr΄ē] adj. [< L gustatus, pp. (see GUSTATION) + ORY] of or having to do with tasting or the sense of taste: also gustative [gus′tətiv] or gustatorial [gus′tətôr′ē əl] …   English World dictionary

  • gustatory — adjective Date: 1684 relating to or associated with eating or the sense of taste • gustatorily adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gustatory — taste …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • gustatory — adj. [L. gustus, taste] Pertaining to the sense of taste; see chemoreceptor …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • gustatory — gustatorily, adv. /gus teuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. of or pertaining to taste or tasting. [1675 85; < L gusta(re) to taste + TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gustatory — adjective Of, or relating to, the sense of taste …   Wiktionary

  • gustatory — gus·ta·to·ry || gÊŒstÉ™tÉ™rɪ adj. of or pertaining to taste …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gustatory — gus·ta·to·ry …   English syllables

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