a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
Hypernyms: ↑sense organ, ↑sensory receptor, ↑receptor
Hyponyms: ↑tastebud, ↑taste bud, ↑gustatory organ, ↑carotid body, ↑nose, ↑olfactory organ

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