rheoreceptor

[ ree-oh-ri-sep-ter ]
/ ˈri oʊ rɪˌsɛp tər /

noun

a receptor of fishes and aquatic amphibians stimulated by water currents.

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Origin of rheoreceptor

First recorded in 1945–50; rheo- + receptor
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British Dictionary definitions for rheoreceptor

rheoreceptor
/ (ˈriːərɪˌsɛptə) /

noun

zoology a receptor in fish and some amphibians that responds to water currents
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