mechanoreceptor

noun
mech·​a·​no·​re·​cep·​tor | \ ˌme-kə-nō-ri-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce mechanoreceptor (audio) \

Definition of mechanoreceptor

: a neural end organ (such as a tactile receptor) that responds to a mechanical stimulus (such as a change in pressure)

Other Words from mechanoreceptor

mechanoreception \ ˌme-​kə-​nō-​ri-​ˈsep-​shən How to pronounce mechanoreception (audio) \ noun
mechanoreceptive \ ˌme-​kə-​nō-​ri-​ˈsep-​tiv How to pronounce mechanoreceptive (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of mechanoreceptor

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Mechanoreceptor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mechanoreceptions. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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mechanoreceptor

noun
mech·​a·​no·​re·​cep·​tor | \ -ri-ˈsep-tər How to pronounce mechanoreceptor (audio) \

Medical Definition of mechanoreceptor

: a neural end organ (as a Pacinian corpuscle) that responds to a mechanical stimulus (as a change in pressure)

Other Words from mechanoreceptor

mechanoreception \ -​ˈsep-​shən How to pronounce mechanoreception (audio) \ noun
mechanoreceptive \ -​ˈsep-​tiv How to pronounce mechanoreceptive (audio) \ adjective

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