gust-, gusti-

(Latin: taste, tasting)

ad gustum
To one's taste.

May be found in a cookbook: "Add salt ad gustum."

chemical gustometry
De gustibus non est disputandum. (Latin statement)
Translatoin: "About tastes there is no disputing."

This well-known expression suggests that taste is a personal matter. Usually no amount of persuasion can succeed in changing a person's taste so it is better not to argue about matters of personal preference.

This saying is sometimes given as De gustibus et coloribus non disputandum, or more often merely as de gustibus, "concerning tastes".

degust
To taste with relish; to savor: "You really should degust this great sandwich."
degustate
1. To taste; especially, with deliberate care.
2. To taste or ro savor carefully and appreciatively.
degustation
1. A comparative tasting, in small portions, of a variety of similar foods or drinks.
2. Taking a small amount of food or drink into the mouth to test the taste of its quality.
disgust
1. To excite nausea or loathing; to sicken.
2. To offend the taste or moral sense of; to repel.
disgusted
1. Having had a great loathing or distaste aroused by someone or something.
2. Offend by the good taste, moral sense, etc., of someone or something.
3. Caused by an extreme dislike or revulsion: "His vulgar remarks on his radio program have disgusted me."
disgusting
1. Arousing disgust and repugnancy; that is, tending to repel and sicken people.
2. Being completely unacceptable or disgraceful; such as, a disgusting waste of money.
disgustingly
A reference to causing disgust and being offensive and repulsive to the physical, moral, or aesthetic tastes of people.
disgustingness
1. The degree of being extremely unacceptable to the mind.
2. The state or quality of being disgusting; that is, being repulsive, arousing revulsion, strong indignation, and being distasteful.
electrogustometer
An apparatus for applying a direct electrical current to points on the tongue as a means of testing the sense of taste.

An anode (electrode to which a major flow of electrons takes place) is applied to different points on the protruded tongue and the amount of current which is necessary to produce an acid taste is recorded.

electrogustometric, electrogustometrics
A reference to the measurement which tests the degree of the sense of taste by applying a direct electrical current to various parts of the tongue.
electrogustometry
1. An assessment of the integrity of the sense of taste by using graded electrical stimuli that is applied to the lingual mucosa or tongue.
2. A measurement which tests the degree of the sense of taste by applying a direct electrical current to various points on the tongue.

An anode or electrode to which a major flow of electrons takes place and that is applied to different points on the protruded tongue and the electric current necessary to produce an acid taste is measured and recorded.

galvanogustometer
An instrument for testing taste sensation by applying an electrical stimulus to the lingual mucosa.