nociceptor

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noun no·ci·cep·tor \ˌnō-si-ˈsep-tər\

Definition of nociceptor

  1. :  a receptor (as in the skin) for nociceptive stimuli :  a pain sense organ

1906

First Known Use of nociceptor

1906


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nociceptor

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noun no·ci·cep·tor \-ˈsep-tər\

Medical Definition of nociceptor

  1. :  a receptor for injurious or painful stimuli :  a pain sense organ


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