Electroreceptor definition

ĭ-lĕktrō-rĭ-sĕptər
Any of a series of sensory cells or organs in certain fish, such as sharks and electric eels, that detect electric fields and are often located on the head and along the lateral line.
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A cell or organ responsible for electroreception.
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Noun

Singular:
electroreceptor
Plural:
electroreceptors

Origin of electroreceptor