- of or relating to taste or tasting.
Origin of gustatory
1675–85; < Latin gustā(re) to taste + -tory1
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Examples from the Web for gustatory
He was the food, and the sight of him excited in her the gustatory sensations.White Fang
And so our royal relative is dead!And so he rests from gustatory labors!The Book of Humorous Verse
Because the gustatory nerves are not distributed to that part of the tongue.
As for gustatory sensations, they are very rare and without interest.Metapsychical Phenomena
Because they thereby bring the wine in contact with the under surface of the tongue, in which the gustatory nerves chiefly reside.
Word Origin and History for gustatory
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to the sense of taste.
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