Definition of chemosensory in US English:

chemosensory

adjective

Physiology
  • 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.’
    • ‘No other chemosensory organs are labeled in these transgenic flies.’
    • ‘With the exception of the vaginal plate chemosensory sensilla, we have identified members of the OBP family in all chemosensory organs.’
    • ‘Drosophila adults have 2000 chemosensory neurons that reside within segregated compartments called sensilla.’
    • ‘Taste is detected by the chemosensory organs that are found in an animal's gustatory or tactile receptor systems.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to chemosensory organs or their action.
      ‘patients with chemosensory impairment’
      • ‘Thus, we assumed normal olfactory and chemosensory perception for all participants.’
      • ‘In addition, the vomeronasal organ in the nose is a part of a chemosensory system that is independent of the olfactory system.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Subjective complaints do not always accurately reflect the chemosensory disturbance experienced by a patient.’

Pronunciation

chemosensory

/ˌkēmōˈsensərē/