mechanoreceptor


mech·a·no·re·cep·tor

noun \-ri-ˈsep-tər\

Definition of MECHANORECEPTOR

:  a neural end organ (as a tactile receptor) that responds to a mechanical stimulus (as a change in pressure)
mech·a·no·re·cep·tion \-ˈsep-shən\ noun
mech·a·no·re·cep·tive \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective

First Known Use of MECHANORECEPTOR

1927

mech·a·no·re·cep·tor

noun \-ri-ˈsep-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MECHANORECEPTOR

: a neural end organ (as a tactile receptor) that responds to a mechanical stimulus (as a change in pressure)
mech·a·no·re·cep·tion \-ˈsep-shən\ noun
mech·a·no·re·cep·tive \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective

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