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 (kē′mō-rĭ-sĕp′shən, kĕm′ō-)
The physiological response of a sense organ to a chemical stimulus.

che′mo·re·cep′tive adj.
che′mo·re′cep·tiv′i·ty (-rē′sĕp-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
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responsive to chemical stimuli
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Adj.1.chemoreceptive - of or relating to chemoreceptors
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It is believed that nematode amphids have chemoreceptive organs that could be involved in locating hosts (Steiner, 1925).
Rence B, Loher W (1977) Contact chemoreceptive sex recognition in the male cricket, Teleogryllus commodus.
a spider's chemoreceptive appendage in place of an insect antenna
Our results showed that, aside from the aesthetascs, only three other main morphotypes of setae with chemoreceptive features were present in the antennules, thus accounting for relatively simple sensillar equipment.
Members of order Hemiptera also enjoy the existence of contact chemoreceptive 'sensilla on the labial tip' which give facts about nature of leaf surface to insect when it tap it on the leaf of host plant (Backus et al., 1982).
1980 "Interaction Between Chemoreceptive Modalities of Odor and Irritation." Nature 284 (5753): 255-7.
Essentially, in the three cladograms there is a visible group of families (Ochteridae, Gelastocoridae, Aphelocheiridae, Potamocoridae, Naucoridae, Notonectidae, Helotrephidae, and Pleidae) supported by one synapomorphy (the pit chemoreceptive sensillum is present in the mentioned taxa) which correspond to the group Tripartita previously indicated by Manher [10].
Murphy, Interaction between chemoreceptive modalities of odour and irritation.
The thin-walled cuticle of aesthetascs suggests the olfactory chemoreceptive (smell) feature of aesthetascs, as the cuticle may be permeable to soluble chemicals in the water (Hallberg et al.
Although pharyngeal dilator muscle responsiveness is likely impaired during NREM and REM sleep (90), the genioglossus can respond to both sustained mechanoreceptive (negative pressure) and chemoreceptive stimuli, particularly when combined stimuli are present (91).
campaniform sensilla, spines and hairs16 have been previously reported which were contact chemoreceptors and having mechanoreceptive neuron in addition to chemoreceptive function.
As in many insects, the antennae are probably the principal chemoreceptive organs over longer distances and the maxillary palpi at very close range (Halffter & Matthews 1966).