thermoreceptor

noun
ther·​mo·​re·​cep·​tor | \ ˌthər-mō-ri-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce thermoreceptor (audio) \

Definition of thermoreceptor

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

First Known Use of thermoreceptor

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Thermoreceptor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermoreceptor. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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thermoreceptor

noun
ther·​mo·​re·​cep·​tor | \ ˌthər-mō-ri-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce thermoreceptor (audio) \

Medical Definition of thermoreceptor

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

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