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