chemoreceptor

noun
che·​mo·​re·​cep·​tor | \ ˌkē-mō-ri-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce chemoreceptor (audio) \

Definition of chemoreceptor

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

Examples of chemoreceptor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All these substances can stimulate what’s called the chemoreceptor trigger zone in your brainstem, which communicates with another brain region called the vomiting center. Patrick Wilson, Outside Online, 15 June 2020 In fact, the vomiting in motion sickness is induced by the same area of the brain — the chemoreceptor trigger zone in the medulla — that causes vomiting in response to poisons. Quanta Magazine, 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of chemoreceptor

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chemoreceptor

chemo- + receptor, after chemoreception

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The first known use of chemoreceptor was in 1906

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“Chemoreceptor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemoreceptor. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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chemoreceptor

noun
che·​mo·​re·​cep·​tor | \ -ri-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce chemoreceptor (audio) \
variants: also chemoceptor \ ˈkē-​mō-​ˌsep-​tər also ˈkem-​ō-​ \

Medical Definition of chemoreceptor

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

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