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chemoreceptor

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noun che·mo·re·cep·tor \-ri-ˈsep-tər\

Definition of chemoreceptor

  1. :  a sense organ (as a taste bud) responding to chemical stimuli



Origin and Etymology of chemoreceptor

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1906


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chemoreceptor

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noun che·mo·re·cep·tor \-ri-ˈsep-tər\

Medical Definition of chemoreceptor

  1. :  a sense organ (as a taste bud) responding to chemical stimuli



Variants of chemoreceptor

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chemoceptor

\ˈkē-mō-ˌsep-tər also ˈkem-ō-\play

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