no·ci·cep·tor noun \ˌnō-si-ˈsep-tər\
: a receptor (as in the skin) for nociceptive stimuli : a pain sense organ
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no·ci·cep·tor noun \-ˈsep-tər\ (Medical Dictionary)
: a receptor for injurious or painful stimuli : a pain sense organ
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