magnetoception love

Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ability of birds or other animals to detect magnetic fields as an aid to navigation


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • These are the best-known, but there are other senses: nocieption (pain), equilibrioception (balance), proprioception (joint motion), kinesthesia (acceleration), thermoception (temperature), magnetoception (direction), and chronoception (a sense of time.)

    Archive 2009-09-01


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.