Definition of chemosensory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkēmōˈsensərē/


1(Of a sense organ or receptor) responsive to chemical stimuli.
Example sentences
  • Taste is detected by the chemosensory organs that are found in an animal's gustatory or tactile receptor systems.
  • It is generally difficult to discern the complete repertoire of other chemosensory receptor genes in mammals.
  • With the exception of the vaginal plate chemosensory sensilla, we have identified members of the OBP family in all chemosensory organs.
1.1Relating to chemosensory organs or their action: patients with chemosensory impairment
More example sentences
  • Subjective complaints do not always accurately reflect the chemosensory disturbance experienced by a patient.
  • He develops improved chemosensory capacities the ability to better smell the pheromones of others.
  • In addition, the vomeronasal organ in the nose is a part of a chemosensory system that is independent of the olfactory system.

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Syllabification: che·mo·sen·sor·y

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