thermoreception


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thermoreception

[¦thər·mō·ri′sep·shən]
(physiology)
The process by which environmental temperature affects specialized sense organs (thermoreceptors).
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Thus, while localization of receptors and mechanisms of thermoreception are beginning to be elucidated in some invertebrates (Mori and Ohshima, 1995; Komatsu et al.
Chemoreception, thermoreception and osmoreception in three marine decapod crustaceans.