chemoreception

[ kee-moh-ri-sep-shuh n, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp ʃən, ˌkɛm oʊ- /

noun

the physiological response to chemical stimuli.

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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Medicine definitions for chemoreception

chemoreception

[ kē′mō-rĭ-sĕpshən ]

n.

The physiological response of a sense organ to a chemical stimulus.

Related formsche′mo•re•ceptive adj.
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