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

noun Physiology.

a receptor stimulated by changes in temperature.

Origin of thermoreceptor

First recorded in 1945–50; thermo- + receptor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for thermoreceptor

[ thûrmō-rĭ-sĕp′tər ]


A sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold.
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