electroreceptor

noun
elec·​tro·​re·​cep·​tor | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ri-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce electroreceptor (audio) \

Definition of electroreceptor

: a vertebrate organ found especially in fish that contains sensory cells capable of detecting electric fields

First Known Use of electroreceptor

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Electroreceptor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electroreceptor. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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