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electroreceptor

[ih-lek-troh-ri-sep-ter] /ɪˌlɛk troʊ rɪˈsɛp tər/
noun, Zoology
1.
any of an array of tiny, electrically sensitive ampullar organs present in sharks, electric eels, catfish, and certain other fishes, each organ being composed of a bundle of nerve fibers and sensory cells within a gel-filled conducting duct that can pick up weak electrical currents emitted by creatures moving in the water.
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electroreceptor

/ɪˈlɛktrəʊrɪˌsɛptə/
noun
1.
(zoology) an organ, present in some fishes, that detects electrical discharges
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