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chemoreception

[kee-moh-ri-sep-shuh n, kem-oh-]
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noun
  1. the physiological response to chemical stimuli.
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Origin of chemoreception

First recorded in 1915–20; chemo- + reception
Related formsche·mo·re·cep·tive [kee-moh-ri-sep-tiv, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp tɪv, ˌkɛm oʊ-/, adjective
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chemoreception in Medicine

chemoreception

(kē′mō-rĭ-sĕpshən)
n.
  1. The physiological response of a sense organ to a chemical stimulus.
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Related formsche′mo•re•ceptive adj.
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