hygroreceptor etymology

English word hygroreceptor comes from English receptor, English hygro- (Humidity. Moisture.)

Detailed word origin of hygroreceptor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
receptor English (eng) (biochemistry, medicine) A protein on a cell wall that binds with specific molecules so that they can be absorbed into the cell in order to control certain functions.. (biology) Any specialized cell or structure that responds to sensory stimuli.
hygro- English (eng) Humidity. Moisture.
hygroreceptor English (eng) A structure, in many insects, that detects changes in the moisture content of the environment.

Words with the same origin as hygroreceptor

Descendants of receptor
mechanonociceptor nociceptor purinoceptor
Descendants of hygro-
hygric hygrine hygrocolous hygrograph hygrographic hygrometer hygrometre hygrometric hygromycin hygropetric hygrophilous hygrophyte hygroscope hygrosensation hygrostat