chemoreceptor

[ kee-moh-ri-sep-ter, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp tər, ˌkɛm oʊ- /

noun Physiology.

a receptor stimulated by chemical means.

Nearby words

  1. chemopallidectomy,
  2. chemoprevention,
  3. chemoprophylaxis,
  4. chemoprotection,
  5. chemoreception,
  6. chemoreflex,
  7. chemosensitive,
  8. chemosensitizer,
  9. chemosensory,
  10. chemoserotherapy

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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Medicine definitions for chemoreceptor

chemoreceptor

[ kē′mō-rĭ-sĕptər ]

n.

A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell or taste, that responds to chemical stimuli.

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