rheoreceptor

rheoreceptor

[ree-oh-ri-sep-ter]
noun
a receptor of fishes and aquatic amphibians stimulated by water currents.

Origin:
1945–50; rheo- + receptor

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To rheoreceptor
Collins
World English Dictionary
rheoreceptor (ˈriːərɪˌsɛptə)
 
n
zoology a receptor in fish and some amphibians that responds to water currents

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature