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

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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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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