[ kee-moh-ri-sep-shuh n, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp ʃən, ˌkɛm oʊ- /
the physiological response to chemical stimuli.
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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
[ kē′mō-rĭ-sĕp′shən ]
The physiological response of a sense organ to a chemical stimulus.
Related formsche′mo•re•cep′tive adj.
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