chemosensory

[ kee-moh-sen-suh-ree, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊˈsɛn sə ri, ˌkɛm oʊ- /

adjective Physiology.

sensitive to chemical stimuli, as the sensory nerve endings that mediate taste and smell.

Origin of chemosensory

First recorded in 1970–75; chemo- + sensory
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