Definition of magnetoreceptor in English:

magnetoreceptor

noun

Biology
  • A postulated organ or part of the brain by which various animals sense magnetic fields, especially that of the earth.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Biofizika. From magneto- + receptor.

Pronunciation

magnetoreceptor

/maɡˌniːtəʊrɪˈsɛptə/