[kee-moh-ri-sep-shuhn, kem-oh-]
the physiological response to chemical stimuli.

1915–20; chemo- + reception

chemoreceptive [kee-moh-ri-sep-tiv, kem-oh-] , adjective Unabridged
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chemoreception che·mo·re·cep·tion (kē'mō-rĭ-sěp'shən, kěm'ō-)
The physiological response of a sense organ to a chemical stimulus.

che'mo·re·cep'tive adj.
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Some other kinds of leeches home in on their prey using only chemoreception.
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