caloreceptor

[kal-oh-ri-sep-ter]

noun Physiology.

a receptor stimulated by heat.

Nearby words

  1. calomel electrode,
  2. caloocan,
  3. caloosahatchee,
  4. calor,
  5. calor gas,
  6. calorescence,
  7. calori's bursa,
  8. calori-,
  9. caloric,
  10. caloric nystagmus

Origin of caloreceptor

blend of Latin calor heat and receptor

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