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chemoreception

[ kee-moh-ri-sep-shuhn, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp ʃən, ˌkɛm oʊ- /
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noun
the physiological response to chemical stimuli.
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Origin of chemoreception

First recorded in 1915–20; chemo- + reception

OTHER WORDS FROM chemoreception

che·mo·re·cep·tive [kee-moh-ri-sep-tiv, kem-oh-], /ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp tɪv, ˌkɛm oʊ-/, adjective
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