a form of taste cell which, whenever observed by electron microscopy, is alike to a type II cell but has dense-cored vesicles in its basal area. Type III cells consist of fifteen percent of the cells in a taste bud; they consist of serotonin and acetylcholine for peripheral nerve fiber activation.

TYPE III CELL: "Type III cells are commonly referred to as intermediate cells."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TYPE III CELL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/type-iii-cell/ (accessed May 10, 2021).