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)

Other Words from mechanoreceptor

mechanoreception \ -​ˈsep-​shən \ noun
mechanoreceptive \ -​ˈsep-​tiv \ adjective

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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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)

Other Words from mechanoreceptor

mechanoreception \ -​ˈsep-​shən \ noun
mechanoreceptive \ -​ˈsep-​tiv \ adjective

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