chemoreflex

chemoreflex
I. \\ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+\ noun (-es)
Etymology: chem- + reflex
: a physiological reflex initiated by a chemical stimulus or in a chemoreceptor
II. \\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+|-\ adjective
: of, relating to, or dependent on a chemoreflex

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/kee'moh ree"fleks, kem'oh-/, n. Physiol.
a reflex caused by a chemical stimulus.
[1900-05; CHEMO- + REFLEX]

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