Definition of phonoreception in English:

phonoreception

noun

Biology
  • The perception of sound by a living organism; the production of nervous impulses in response to stimulation by sound or similar vibrations.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Biological Reviews. From phono- + reception, perhaps after French phonoréception.

Pronunciation

phonoreception

/ˌfəʊnə(ʊ)rɪˈsɛpʃn/