thermoreceptor

[ thur-moh-ri-sep-ter ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊ rɪˈsɛp tər /

noun Physiology.

a receptor stimulated by changes in temperature.

Nearby words

  1. thermoplacentography,
  2. thermoplastic,
  3. thermoplastics,
  4. thermoplegia,
  5. thermopylae,
  6. thermoregulate,
  7. thermoregulation,
  8. thermoremanent magnetization,
  9. thermos,
  10. thermoscope

Origin of thermoreceptor

First recorded in 1945–50; thermo- + receptor

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Medicine definitions for thermoreceptor

thermoreceptor

[ thûrmō-rĭ-sĕp′tər ]

n.

A sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold.

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