rheoreceptor

[ree-oh-ri-sep-ter]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. rheometer,
  2. rheometric,
  3. rheometry,
  4. rheomorphism,
  5. rheopexy,
  6. rheostat,
  7. rheostosis,
  8. rheotaxis,
  9. rheotron,
  10. rheotropism

Origin of rheoreceptor

First recorded in 1945–50; rheo- + receptor

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British Dictionary definitions for rheoreceptors

rheoreceptor

noun

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