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chemoreceptor

[kee-moh-ri-sep-ter, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp tər, ˌkɛm oʊ-/
noun, Physiology
1.
a receptor stimulated by chemical means.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; chemo- + receptor
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British Dictionary definitions for chemoreceptors

chemoreceptor

/ˌkɛməʊrɪˈsɛptə/
noun
1.
a sensory receptor in a biological cell membrane to which an external molecule binds to generate a smell or taste sensation
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chemoreceptors in Medicine

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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