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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Studies of thermoreception in aquatic species are fewer, but are consistent with our findings.
Thus, while localization of receptors and mechanisms of thermoreception are beginning to be elucidated in some invertebrates (Mori and Ohshima, 1995; Komatsu et al., 1996; McCleskey, 1997), it remains unclear exactly where and how crustaceans are sensing temperature (Ache, 1982).
Chemoreception, thermoreception and osmoreception in three marine decapod crustaceans.