thermoreceptor

noun ther·mo·re·cep·tor \ ˌthər-mō-ri-ˈsep-tər \

Definition of thermoreceptor

:a sensory end organ that is stimulated by heat or cold

First Known Use of thermoreceptor

1937


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thermoreceptor

noun ther·mo·re·cep·tor \ ˌthər-mō-ri-ˈsep-tər \

medical Definition of thermoreceptor

:a sensory end organ that is stimulated by heat or cold

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