interoceptor

noun
in·ter·o·cep·tor | \ˌin-tə-rō-ˈsep-tər \

Definition of interoceptor 

: a sensory receptor excited by interoceptive stimuli

First Known Use of interoceptor

1906, in the meaning defined above

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interoceptor

noun
in·tero·cep·tor | \-tər \

Medical Definition of interoceptor 

: a sensory receptor excited by interoceptive stimuli — compare exteroceptor

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