chemosensory

[ kee-moh-sen-suh-ree, kem-oh- ]

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

Origin of chemosensory

1
First recorded in 1970–75; chemo- + sensory

Words Nearby chemosensory

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