[ kee-moh-ri-sep-ter, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp tər, ˌkɛm oʊ- /
a receptor stimulated by chemical means.
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British Dictionary definitions for chemoreceptor
/ (ˌkɛməʊrɪˈsɛptə) /
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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Medical definitions for chemoreceptor
[ kē′mō-rĭ-sĕp′tər ]
A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell or taste, that responds to chemical stimuli.
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