chemoreceptor

Definitions of chemoreceptor
  1. noun
    a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
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    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
    neb, snout
    a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose
    rostrum, snout
    beaklike projection of the anterior part of the head of certain insects such as e.g. weevils
    beak, honker, hooter, nozzle, schnoz, schnozzle, snoot, snout
    informal terms for the nose
    conk
    informal term for the nose
    hawk nose
    a nose curved downward like the beak of a hawk
    proboscis
    the human nose (especially when it is large)
    pug nose
    a short nose; flattened and turned up at the end
    Roman nose, hooknose
    a nose with a prominent slightly aquiline bridge
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    receptor, sense organ, sensory receptor
    an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
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