Definition of chemosensory in US 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.’
    • ‘Taste is detected by the chemosensory organs that are found in an animal's gustatory or tactile receptor systems.’
    • ‘Drosophila adults have 2000 chemosensory neurons that reside within segregated compartments called sensilla.’
    • ‘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.’
    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 lizards there is a strong relationship between foraging mode and chemosensory location and identification of prey.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Subjective complaints do not always accurately reflect the chemosensory disturbance experienced by a patient.’