caloreceptor

[ kal-oh-ri-sep-ter ]
/ ˈkæl oʊ rɪˌsɛp tər /

noun Physiology.

a receptor stimulated by heat.

Origin of caloreceptor

blend of Latin calor heat and receptor
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