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Definition of "chemoreceptor" []

  • A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell or taste, that responds to chemical stimuli. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chemoreceptor" in a sentence
  • "Meanwhile, what are known as chemoreceptor cilia, found on olfactory neurons, detect odor."
  • ""It is noted that the likely impacts to the fish in case of leakage will be instant impact on fish gills, fish skin and some other chemoreceptor," the panel said."
  • "These permit water to pass over the nasal sacs that contain sophisticated chemoreceptor cells."