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gustatory

[ guhs-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈgʌs təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective

of or relating to taste or tasting.

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Origin of gustatory

1675–85; < Latin gustā(re) to taste + -tory1
Related formsgus·ta·to·ri·ly, adverbun·gus·ta·to·ry, adjective
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Word Origin and History for gustatory

gustatory


adj.

1680s, from Latin gustatus "sense of taste; a taste," noun use of past participle of gustare "to taste" (see gusto) + -ory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for gustatory

gustatory

[ gŭstə-tôr′ē ]

adj.

Of or relating to the sense of taste.
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