[kee-moh-ri-sep-ter, kem-oh-] /ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp tər, ˌkɛm oʊ-/

noun, Physiology.
a stimulated by chemical means.
a sensory receptor in a biological cell membrane to which an external molecule binds to generate a smell or taste sensation

chemoreceptor che·mo·re·cep·tor (kē’mō-rĭ-sěp’tər, kěm’ō-)
A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell or taste, that responds to chemical stimuli.


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