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chemoreception

[kee-moh-ri-sep-shuh n, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp ʃən, ˌkɛm oʊ-/
noun
1.
the physiological response to chemical stimuli.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; chemo- + reception
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chemoreceptive
[kee-moh-ri-sep-tiv, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp tɪv, ˌkɛm oʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Some other kinds of leeches home in on their prey using only chemoreception.
chemoreception in Medicine

chemoreception che·mo·re·cep·tion (kē'mō-rĭ-sěp'shən, kěm'ō-)
n.
The physiological response of a sense organ to a chemical stimulus.


che'mo·re·cep'tive adj.
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