proprioceptor


pro·pri·o·cep·tor

noun \-tər\

Definition of PROPRIOCEPTOR

:  a sensory receptor (as a muscle spindle) excited by proprioceptive stimuli (as changes in limb position)

Origin of PROPRIOCEPTOR

New Latin, from Latin proprius + New Latin -ceptor (as in receptor)
First Known Use: 1906

pro·prio·cep·tor

noun \-ˈsep-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROPRIOCEPTOR

: a sensory receptor that is located deep in the tissues (as in skeletal or heart muscle, tendons, the gastrointestinal wall, or the carotid sinus) and that functions in proprioception (as in response to changes of physical tension or chemical condition within the body)

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