thermoreceptor

[thur-moh-ri-sep-ter]

Origin of thermoreceptor

First recorded in 1945–50; thermo- + receptor
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thermoreceptor in Medicine

thermoreceptor

[thûrmō-rĭ-sĕp′tər]
n.
  1. A sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold.
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