Definition of rheoreceptive in English:

rheoreceptive

adjective

Zoology
  • Relating to or exhibiting the action of a rheoreceptor; sensitive to the flow of surrounding water.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Libbie Hyman (1888–1969), zoologist. From rheo- + receptive, after rheoreceptor.

Pronunciation

rheoreceptive

/ˈriːə(ʊ)rɪˌsɛptɪv/