thermoreceptor

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ther·mo·re·cep·tor

 (thûr′mō-rĭ-sĕp′tər)
n.
A sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold.

thermoreceptor

(ˌθɜːməʊrɪˈsɛptə)
n
(Physiology) a sensory receptor that responds to stimulation by cold or heat

ther•mo•re•cep•tor

(ˌθɜr moʊ rɪˈsɛp tər)

n.
a receptor stimulated by changes in temperature.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.thermoreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation