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chemosensory

[kee-moh-sen-suh-ree, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊˈsɛn sə ri, ˌkɛm oʊ-/
adjective, Physiology.
1.
sensitive to chemical stimuli, as the sensory nerve endings that mediate taste and smell.
Origin of chemosensory
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; chemo- + sensory
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