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chemosensory

[ kee-moh-sen-suh-ree, kem-oh- ]
/ ˌki moʊˈsɛn sə ri, ˌkɛm oʊ- /
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adjective Physiology.
sensitive to chemical stimuli, as the sensory nerve endings that mediate taste and smell.
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Origin of chemosensory

First recorded in 1970–75; chemo- + sensory
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