chemoreception
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1919 the physiological reception of chemical stimuli • chemoreceptive adjective

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  • chemoreception — chemoreceptive /kee moh ri sep tiv, kem oh /, adj. /kee moh ri sep sheuhn, kem oh /, n. the physiological response to chemical stimuli. [1915 20; CHEMO + RECEPTION] * * * Sensory process by which organisms respond to external chemical stimuli, by …   Universalium

  • chemoreception — the ability to sense chemicals in the environment, e.g. sharks and blood …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • chemoreception — noun the physiological response of a sense organ to a chemical stimulus See Also: chemoreceptive, chemoreceptivity …   Wiktionary

  • chemoreception — The ability to perceive chemicals in the environment that are odorants or tastants. SYN: chemosensation. * * * che·mo·re·cep·tion ri sep shən n the physiological reception of chemical stimuli che·mo·re·cep·tive sep tiv adj * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • chemoreception — n. physiological reaction to a chemical stimulus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chemoreception — chemo·reception …   English syllables

  • chemoreception — che•mo•re•cep•tion [[t]ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp ʃən, ˌkɛm oʊ [/t]] n. phl the physiological response to chemical stimuli • Etymology: 1915 che mo•re•cep′tive, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • chemoreception — …   Useful english dictionary

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