gustatory

gustatory
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]

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