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chemosensitive1

adjective

having a high sensitivity to a chemical substance or changes in chemical composition

Examples

They tested chemosensitive neurons.

Word Origin

1940

chemosensitive2

adjective

responsive to chemotherapy

Examples

The doctor said it was a chemosensitive cancer.

Word Origin

1998

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chemosensitive in Medicine

chemosensitive che·mo·sen·si·tive (kē'mō-sěn'sĭ-tĭv, kěm'ō-)
adj.
Capable of perceiving changes in the chemical composition of the environment.

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