from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sensory nerve cell or sense organ, as of smell or taste, that responds to chemical stimuli.
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- n. a sense organ, or one of its cells (such as those for the sense of taste or smell), that can respond to a chemical stimulus; a chemosensor
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
chemo- + receptor (Wiktionary)