Definition of magnetoreception in English:

magnetoreception

noun

Biology
  • The capacity to sense magnetic fields, especially that of the earth, which is believed to be present in various animals that are capable of navigation.

Origin

1970s. From magneto- + reception. Compare magnetoreceptor.

Pronunciation

magnetoreception

/maɡˌniːtəʊrɪˈsɛpʃn/