Definition of chemoreception in US English:

chemoreception

noun

Physiology
  • See chemoreceptor

    • ‘Their styles of hunting rely on acute vision and extremely sensitive chemoreception to cover what are typically huge areas relative to their size.’
    • ‘Owing to its participation in two separate functions, feeding and chemoreception, the tongue is the locus of a clear functional trade-off.’
    • ‘Leusen initiated the modern investigation of central chemoreception in 1950, using perfusion of the cerebral ventricles with artificial cerebrospinal fluid in anesthetized dogs.’
    • ‘Chemical stimuli obtained during chemoreception can be used by animals to modify numerous essential behaviors, including foraging, predator avoidance, reproduction, orientation, and aggression.’
    • ‘These two tasks can also be carried out with chemoreception.’

Pronunciation

chemoreception

/-riˈsepSHən/