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- noun biology The
senseof heatand cold: the ability of people, and many other organisms, to perceive temperature.
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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.)