electroreceptor

noun

elec·​tro·​re·​cep·​tor i-ˌlek-trō-ri-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce electroreceptor (audio)
: a vertebrate organ found especially in fish that contains sensory cells capable of detecting electric fields

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electroreceptor was in 1958

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“Electroreceptor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroreceptor. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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