interoceptor

noun
in·​ter·​o·​cep·​tor | \ ˌin-tə-rō-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce interoceptor (audio) \

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 How to pronounce interoceptor (audio) \

Medical Definition of interoceptor

: a sensory receptor excited by interoceptive stimuli — compare exteroceptor

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