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Illustration of the structure of a taste bud. From top to bottom: Taste pore (dark pink area), gustatory hair (light green follicles), gustatory receptor cell (green & blue panels in pod), basal cell (reddish spots), stratified squamous epithelium (outer light pink area), supporting cell (purple areas), connective tissue (light pink area at bottom), sensory neurons.
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