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Thermoreception

Definition

noun

Sensory perception or detection of temperature (e.g. of the environment or of the body) necessary for homeostatic regulation of body temperature.


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Thermoreception is the role of the sensory receptors called thermoreceptors that can detect temperature changes. In animals such as some snakes, thermoreception is used to locate their prey.


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