nociceptor


no·ci·cep·tor

noun \ˌnō-si-ˈsep-tər\

Definition of NOCICEPTOR

:  a receptor (as in the skin) for nociceptive stimuli :  a pain sense organ

First Known Use of NOCICEPTOR

1967

no·ci·cep·tor

noun \-ˈsep-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NOCICEPTOR

: a receptor for injurious or painful stimuli : a pain sense organ

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