thermoreceptor

thermoreceptor

[thur-moh-ri-sep-ter]
noun Physiology.
a receptor stimulated by changes in temperature.

Origin:
1945–50; thermo- + receptor

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thermoreceptor ther·mo·re·cep·tor (thûr'mō-rĭ-sěp'tər)
n.
A sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold.

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