exteroceptor


ex·tero·cep·tor

noun \-tər\

Definition of EXTEROCEPTOR

:  a sense organ excited by exteroceptive stimuli

First Known Use of EXTEROCEPTOR

1906

ex·tero·cep·tor

noun \-ˈsep-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EXTEROCEPTOR

: a sense receptor (as of touch, temperature, smell, vision, or hearing) excited by exteroceptive stimuli—compare interoceptor

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