[kee-moh-ri-sep-shuh n, kem-oh-]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

chemoreception in Medicine


  1. The physiological response of a sense organ to a chemical stimulus.
Related formsche′mo•re•ceptive adj.
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