Definition of chemosensory in English:



  • 1(of a sense organ or receptor) responsive to chemical stimuli.

    • ‘It is generally difficult to discern the complete repertoire of other chemosensory receptor genes in mammals.’
    • ‘Drosophila adults have 2000 chemosensory neurons that reside within segregated compartments called sensilla.’
    • ‘With the exception of the vaginal plate chemosensory sensilla, we have identified members of the OBP family in all chemosensory organs.’
    • ‘No other chemosensory organs are labeled in these transgenic flies.’
    • ‘Taste is detected by the chemosensory organs that are found in an animal's gustatory or tactile receptor systems.’
    1. 1.1Relating to chemosensory organs or their action.
      ‘patients with chemosensory impairment’
      • ‘Subjective complaints do not always accurately reflect the chemosensory disturbance experienced by a patient.’
      • ‘In addition, the vomeronasal organ in the nose is a part of a chemosensory system that is independent of the olfactory system.’
      • ‘Thus, we assumed normal olfactory and chemosensory perception for all participants.’
      • ‘He develops improved chemosensory capacities the ability to better smell the pheromones of others.’
      • ‘In lizards there is a strong relationship between foraging mode and chemosensory location and identification of prey.’