thermoreceptor
noun Date: 1937 a sensory end organ that is stimulated by heat or cold

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  • Thermoreceptor — A thermoreceptor is a sensory receptor, or more accurately the receptive portion of a sensory neuron, that codes absolute and relative changes in temperature, primarily within the innocuous range. In the mammalian peripheral nervous system warmth …   Wikipedia

  • thermoreceptor — n. [Gr. therme, heat; L. recipere, to receive] A sensory receptor that reacts to temperature stimuli …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • thermoreceptor — /therr moh ri sep teuhr/, n. Physiol. a receptor stimulated by changes in temperature. [1945 50; THERMO + RECEPTOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • thermoreceptor — noun A nerve cell that is sensitive to changes in temperature …   Wiktionary

  • thermoreceptor — A receptor that is sensitive to heat. * * * ther·mo·re·cep·tor .thər mō ri sep tər n a sensory end organ that is stimulated by heat or cold * * * n. a sensory nerve ending that responds to heat or to cold. Such receptor are scattered widely in… …   Medical dictionary

  • thermoreceptor — n. receptor which responds to temperature changes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thermoreceptor — ther·mo·receptor …   English syllables

  • thermoreceptor — n. a sensory nerve ending that responds to heat or to cold. Such receptors are scattered widely in the skin and in the mucous membrane of the mouth and throat …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • thermoreceptor — ther•mo•re•cep•tor [[t]ˌθɜr moʊ rɪˈsɛp tər[/t]] n. phl a receptor stimulated by changes in temperature • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • thermoreceptor — noun a sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold • Hypernyms: ↑sense organ, ↑sensory receptor, ↑receptor …   Useful english dictionary

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