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interoceptor

[in-tuh-roh-sep-ter] /ˌɪn tə roʊˈsɛp tər/
noun, Physiology
1.
a receptor, especially of the viscera, responding to stimuli originating from within the body.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; inter(ior) + -o- + (re)ceptor; cf. exteroceptor
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British Dictionary definitions for interoceptor

interoceptor

/ˌɪntərəʊˈsɛptə/
noun
1.
(physiol) a sensory receptor of an internal organ (excluding the muscles) Compare exteroceptor, proprioceptor
Derived Forms
interoceptive, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from inter(ior) + (re)ceptor
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interoceptor in Medicine

interoceptor in·ter·o·cep·tor (ĭn'tər-ō-sěp'tər)
n.
A specialized sensory nerve receptor that receives and responds to stimuli originating from within the body.


in'ter·o·cep'tive adj.
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