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thermoreceptor

[ thur-moh-ri-sep-ter ]
/ ˌθɜr moʊ rɪˈsɛp tər /
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noun Physiology.
a receptor stimulated by changes in temperature.
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Origin of thermoreceptor

First recorded in 1945–50; thermo- + receptor
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