chemical sense

noun

Medical Definition of chemical sense

: a nervous mechanism for the physiological reception of and response to chemical stimulation specifically : the central nervous process (as in smelling and tasting) initiated by excitation of special receptors sensitive to chemical substances in solution — compare chemoreceptor

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“Chemical sense.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chemical%20sense. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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