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  • adjective Relating to the perception of a chemical stimulus by sensory means. Used especially of olfactory reception.

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  • adjective of, or relating to a chemosensor, or to the perception of chemical signals by the senses; especially of the prception of taste and smell

Etymologies

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chemo- +‎ sensory

Examples

  • Its symptoms can include: mucus-membrane irritation, neurotoxic effects, respiratory symptoms, skin symptoms, gastrointestinal complaints, and chemosensory changes.

    Floods, Mold, Cancer, and the Politics of Public Health

  • Now, they are seen as chemosensory structures, perhaps for the purpose of detecting food.

    Nematoda

  • Together with Linda Buck, a creative fellow in the lab, we began to consider how the chemosensory world is represented in the brain.

    Richard Axel - Autobiography

  • Molecular approaches to studying olfaction have extended to other vertebrates as well as to invertebrate species, with Cori Bargmann's group discovering a large variety of chemosensory receptors in the nematode worm, C. elegans, and several groups, including Richard Axel's, identifying families of odorant and taste receptors in the fruit fly, D. melanogaster.

    Linda B. Buck - Autobiography

  • My fellowship application had focused on an analysis of the chemosensory nervous system of C. elegans.

    H. Robert Horvitz - Autobiography

  • Now, scientists have found that the same neurons that express fru also express a chemosensory receptor called Ir84a.

    Ars Technica

  • Indeed, cancer patients are often told to 'cope' with chemosensory problems by eating bland, cold and colourless food.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Now, scientists have found that the same neurons that express fru also express a chemosensory receptor called Ir84a.

    Ars Technica

  • Ryon and her coauthors' objective, however, was to conduct a controlled test of the idea that wolves will grind up on unfamiliar, strong-smelling objects as a way to obtain chemosensory information about them.

    Slate Magazine

  • Zhou, W, Chen, D (2008) Encoding human sexual chemosensory cues in the orbitofrontal and fusiform cortices.

    The Guardian World News

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