thermoreceptor

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

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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Medical definitions for thermoreceptor

thermoreceptor
[ thûrmō-rĭ-sĕp′tər ]

n.

A sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold.
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