chemosensitive

Main Entry:  chemosensitive1
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  having a high sensitivity to a chemical substance or changes in chemical composition
Example:  They tested chemosensitive neurons.
Etymology:  1940
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Main Entry:  chemosensitive2
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  responsive to chemotherapy
Example:  The doctor said it was a chemosensitive cancer.
Etymology:  1998
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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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