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che·mo·re·cep·tor

 (kē′mō-rĭ-sĕp′tər, kĕm′ō-)
n.
A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell or taste, that responds to chemical stimuli.
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chemoreceptor

(ˌkɛməʊrɪˈsɛptə) or

chemoceptor

n
(Physiology) a sensory receptor in a biological cell membrane to which an external molecule binds to generate a smell or taste sensation
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che•mo•re•cep•tor

(ˌki moʊ rɪˈsɛp tər, ˌkɛm oʊ-)

n.
a receptor stimulated by chemical means.
[1905–10]
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chemoreceptor

A sensory organ that responds to a chemical stimulus. Chemoreceptors give us our senses of taste and smell.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chemoreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
gustatory organ, taste bud, tastebud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
carotid body - a chemoreceptor located near the bifurcations of the carotid arteries; monitors oxygen content of the blood and helps control respiration
nose, olfactory organ - the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose"
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Translations

che·mo·re·cep·tor

, chemoceptor
n. quimiorreceptor-a, célula suceptible a cambios químicos o que puede ser afectada por éstos.
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