exteroceptor

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noun ex·tero·cep·tor \ˌek-stə-rō-ˈsep-tər\

Definition of exteroceptor

  1. :  a sense organ excited by exteroceptive stimuli

First Known Use of exteroceptor

1906


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exteroceptor

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noun ex·tero·cep·tor \-ˈsep-tər\

Medical Definition of exteroceptor

  1. :  a sense receptor (as of touch, temperature, smell, vision, or hearing) excited by exteroceptive stimuli—compare interoceptor


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