Definition of chemosensory in English:


Line breaks: chemo|sen¦sory
Pronunciation: /ˌkiːməʊˈsɛns(ə)ri


  • 1(Of a sense organ or receptor) responsive to chemical stimuli.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1Of or relating to chemosensory organs or their action: patients with chemosensory impairment
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    • 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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