electroreceptor

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noun elec·tro·re·cep·tor \i-ˌlek-trō-ri-ˈsep-tər\

Definition of electroreceptor

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

1958

First Known Use of electroreceptor

1958


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