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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: nociperceptive
Previous Word in the Dictionary: nociceptive
All Words Near: nociceptor

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up nociceptor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More