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  • n. a cell in a sense organ that can convert a chemical stimulus into some form of action


chemo- +‎ sensor (Wiktionary)


  • Beneath the fronded chemosensor tendrils, eyes were slanted and scarlet-hued.

    The Game Of Empire

  • Rovian erected the chemosensor antennae that flanked the bony ridge on his skull.

    The Rebel Worlds

  • The heads were faintly suggestive of elephants ', round, with beady eyes, large erect ears that doubled as cooling surfaces, a short trunk that was a chemosensor and a floodtime snorkel, small down-curving tusks on the males.

    A Circus of Hells

  • He felt wind in his face, sharp and cold; the chemosensor antennae flanking his mouth quivered as they drank organic odors blown off the plains.

    Three Worlds To Conquer

  • Gila monster in which the front of the tongue was a bifurcated chemosensor and the back of the tongue remained a thick, papillae-covered organ used to slide food back into the throat.

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  • Bag SS, Basak A (2005) Design and synthesis of a novel enediynyl pentapeptide with predominantly beta-turn structural motif and its potential as a fluorescence-based chemosensor.

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  • In addition to revealing the amygdala as an important chemosensor, the new results also give a molecular explanation for how rising carbon dioxide concentrations elicit intense fear and provide a foundation for dissecting the bases of anxiety and panic disorders, the researchers say.

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  • The contribution of both the amygdala and ASIC1a to fear behavior led them to suspect that a reduced pH might induce fear behavior by activating the channels, thereby allowing the amygdala to function as a chemosensor deep within the fear circuit.

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  • Might've died, if a chemosensor of ours hadn't gotten the spoor. "



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