- a receptor stimulated by chemical means.
Origin of chemoreceptor
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- a sensory receptor in a biological cell membrane to which an external molecule binds to generate a smell or taste sensation
- A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell or taste, that responds to chemical stimuli.
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