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chemoreceptor

[ kee-moh-ri-sep-ter, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp tər, ˌkɛm oʊ- /
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noun Physiology.
a receptor stimulated by chemical means.
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Origin of chemoreceptor

First recorded in 1905–10; chemo- + receptor
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British Dictionary definitions for chemoreceptor

chemoreceptor

chemoceptor

/ (ˌkɛməʊrɪˈsɛptə) /

noun
a sensory receptor in a biological cell membrane to which an external molecule binds to generate a smell or taste sensation
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