gust-, gusti-

(Latin: taste, tasting)

1. The sense of taste.
2. Personal taste or inclination for someone or something; a liking for.
1. The action of tasting or the sense of taste.
2. The act of tasting, the sense of taste, or the gustatory function (the performance of the sense of taste).
Characterized by being tasty or delicious.
A reference to having hallucinated tastes which are triggered by senses of perception in different sensory modalities.

Gustatisms are divided into categories; such as, optical or light gustatism, tactile or touch gustatism, pressure gustatism, kinesthetic or movement gustatism, and temperature gustatism.

—Compiled from excerpts located in
A Dictionary of Hallucinations by Jan Dirk Blom;
Springer Publishers; New York; page 212.
A reference to or relating to tasting.
gustatory (adjective), more gustatory, most gustatory
Conveying a sense of taste or relating to the action or experience of tasting something: Madison and his family were enjoying their gustatory meal as they celebrated his birthday.
Relating to tasting.
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gustatory aura
A type of aura which shows itself in the form of a gustatory hallucination or illusion.

Gustatory aura is associated primarily with paroxysmal neurological disorders; such as, epilepsy and migraine.

gustatory hallucination, gustatory phantasma
1. A false tase sensation of either food or beverage on the mucous membrane lining the empty mouth.
2. A reference to a taste sensation occurring in the absence of proper taste receptors.

Gustatory hallucinations tend to last over a period of time as unpleasant taste sensations of bitter, sour, sweet, disgusting, etc.

gustatory hyperesthesia (s) (noun), gustatory hyperesthesias (pl)
An oversensitivity of taste: If a cook has gustatory hyperesthesia, it may impede his or her success as a chef because that person needs to be able to taste the food for the correct amount of seasoning.
gustatory illusion, taste illusion
An aberrant taste sensation; such as, dysgeusia (abnormal or impaired sense of taste), hypergeusia (abnormally sharp or acute sense of taste), and parageusia (disordered, hallucinatory, or abnormal sense of taste); also classified as a "chemosensory disorder".
1. Tasteful; palatable; that is, having a good enough taste to be eaten or drunk.
2. Acceptable to the taste; sufficiently agreeable in flavor to be eaten.
A taste-related protein.
1. Lively enthusiasm or enjoyment; so, if a person does something with gusto, he or she does it with a lot of enthusiasm.
2. Etymology: from Italian gusto, "taste" which came from Latin gustus, "a tasting" which is related to Latin gustare, "to taste",
An instrument which measures of the severity of the sense of taste.
The measurement of the acuteness of the sense of taste.