[kee-moh-ri-sep-ter, kem-oh-]

noun Physiology.

a receptor stimulated by chemical means.

Origin of chemoreceptor

First recorded in 1905–10; chemo- + receptor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for chemoreceptor




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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chemoreceptor in Medicine




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