chemosensory
relating to taste and small operating on chemicals, dissolved in water in the case of fish

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • chemosensory — che·mo·sen·so·ry sen(t)s (ə )rē adj of, relating to, or functioning in the sensory reception of chemical stimuli <chemosensory hairs> <insect chemosensory behavior> * * * che·mo·sen·sory (ke″mo senґsər e) relating to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • chemosensory — ˌ adjective Etymology: chem + sensory : of, relating to, or functioning in the sensory reception of chemical stimuli chemosensory hairs insect chemosensory behavior * * * /kee moh sen seuh ree, kem oh /, adj. Physiol. sensitive to chemical… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chemosensory — adj. [Gr. chemeia, pert. chemistry; L. sensus, sense] Being sensitive to chemical stimuli; see chemoreceptor …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • chemosensory — /kee moh sen seuh ree, kem oh /, adj. Physiol. sensitive to chemical stimuli, as the sensory nerve endings that mediate taste and smell. [1970 75; CHEMO + SENSORY] * * * …   Universalium

  • chemosensory — adjective of, or relating to a chemosensor, or to the perception of chemical signals by the senses; especially of the prception of taste and smell See Also: chemoreception …   Wiktionary

  • chemosensory — che·mo·sensory …   English syllables

  • Chemosensory clusters — are aggregates formed by a small number of chemosensory cells with characteristics similar to those found in the taste cells of the oro pharyngeal cavity. The chemosensory clusters are similar to the taste buds but are smaller, resembling the… …   Wikipedia

  • Chemosensory protein — Chemosensory proteins are a class of small (10 15 kDa), soluble proteins characterised for the first time by Angeli et al. (1999)[1] as secreted into the sensillar lymph of insect chemosensory sensilla. Some members of CSPs were already… …   Wikipedia

  • chemosensory disorders —    Also known as chemosensory deficits and disorders of taste and smell. Traditionally, the group of chemosensory disorders is divided into six broad categories of taste disorders and five categories of smell disorders. The group of taste… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • chemosensory deficits —    see chemosensory disorders …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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