sensory cell

noun

Medical Definition of sensory cell

1 : a peripheral nerve cell (as an olfactory cell) located at a sensory receiving surface and being the primary receptor of a sensory impulse
2 : a nerve cell (as a spinal ganglion cell) transmitting sensory impulses

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“Sensory cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sensory%20cell. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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