Dictionary

baroreceptor

noun baro·re·cep·tor \ˌber-ō-ri-ˈsep-tər, ˌba-rə-\

Definition of BARORECEPTOR

:  a sensory nerve ending especially in the walls of large arteries (as the carotid sinus) that is sensitive to changes in blood pressure

Variants of BARORECEPTOR

baro·re·cep·tor also baro·cep·tor \ˈber-ō-ˌsep-tər, ˈba-rō-\

First Known Use of BARORECEPTOR

1948

baroreceptor

noun baro·re·cep·tor \ˌbar-ō-ri-ˈsep-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BARORECEPTOR

:  a sensory nerve ending especially in the walls of large arteries (as the carotid sinus and arch of the aorta) that is sensitive to changes in blood pressure—called also pressoreceptor

Variants of BARORECEPTOR

baro·re·cep·tor also baro·cep·tor \-ō-ˈsep-\

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: baroreceptor reflexPrevious Word in the Dictionary: baroque (noun)All Words Near: baroreceptor
April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears