a form of cell presumed to be a stem cell for the cultivation of taste cells. Type IV cells consist of five percent of the cells in a taste bud and are restricted to its basal lamina. These cells have no receptor operative, having neither access to the taste pore or peripheral nerve fiber synapses.

TYPE IV CELL: "Type IV cells are commonly referred to as basal cells."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TYPE IV CELL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/type-iv-cell/ (accessed April 23, 2021).