chemo-receptor

chemoreceptor

[kee-moh-ri-sep-ter, kem-oh-]
noun Physiology.
a receptor stimulated by chemical means.

Origin:
1905–10; chemo- + receptor

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chemoreceptor or chemoceptor (ˌkɛməʊrɪˈsɛptə)
 
n
a sensory receptor in a biological cell membrane to which an external molecule binds to generate a smell or taste sensation
 
chemoceptor or chemoceptor
 
n

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chemoreceptor che·mo·re·cep·tor (kē'mō-rĭ-sěp'tər, kěm'ō-)
n.
A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell or taste, that responds to chemical stimuli.

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