mechanoreceptor

noun mech·a·no·re·cep·tor \ -ri-ˈsep-tər \

Definition of mechanoreceptor

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

mechanoreception

play \-ˈsep-shən\ noun

mechanoreceptive

play \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective

First Known Use of mechanoreceptor

1927

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mechanoreceptor

noun mech·a·no·re·cep·tor \ -ri-ˈsep-tər \

medical Definition of mechanoreceptor

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

mechanoreception

play \-ˈsep-shən\ noun

mechanoreceptive

play \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective

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