chemoreception

noun
che·​mo·​re·​cep·​tion | \ ˌkē-mō-ri-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce chemoreception (audio) \

Definition of chemoreception

: the physiological reception of chemical stimuli

Other Words from chemoreception

chemoreceptive \ ˌkē-​mō-​ri-​ˈsep-​tiv How to pronounce chemoreceptive (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of chemoreception

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Chemoreception.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemoreception. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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chemoreception

noun
che·​mo·​re·​cep·​tion | \ -ri-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce chemoreception (audio) \

Medical Definition of chemoreception

: the physiological reception of chemical stimuli

Other Words from chemoreception

chemoreceptive \ -​ˈsep-​tiv How to pronounce chemoreceptive (audio) \ adjective

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