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 chemoreception (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of chemoreception

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chemoreception

borrowed from German Chemoreception (later Chemorezeption), from chemo- chemo- + Reception reception

Note: The term was introduced by the German physiologist Albrecht Bethe (1872-1954) in "Die Nervensytem von Carcinus Maenas. Ein anatomisch-physiologischer Versuch. I. Theil. I. Mittheilung," Archiv für mikroskopische Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte, 50. Band (1897), p. 521.

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“Chemoreception.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemoreception. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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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 chemoreception (audio) \ adjective

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