exteroceptor

noun
ex·​tero·​cep·​tor | \ ˌek-stə-rō-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce exteroceptor (audio) \

Definition of exteroceptor

: a sense organ excited by exteroceptive stimuli

First Known Use of exteroceptor

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Exteroceptor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exteroceptor. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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exteroceptor

noun
ex·​tero·​cep·​tor | \ -ˈsep-tər How to pronounce exteroceptor (audio) \

Medical Definition of exteroceptor

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

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