exteroceptive

exteroceptive

[ek-ster-uh-sep-tiv]
adjective Physiology.
pertaining to exteroceptors, the stimuli acting upon them, or the nerve impulses initiated by them.

Origin:
1905–10; extero- (combining form of Latin exterus exterior) + (re)ceptive

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exteroceptor (ˈɛkstərəʊˌsɛptə)
 
n
interoceptor Compare proprioceptor any sensory organ or part of the body, such as the eye, able to receive stimuli from outside the body
 
[C20 extero-, from Latin exterusexterior + (re)ceptor]
 
extero'ceptive
 
adj

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