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noun Anatomy.
any of the sense organs that respond to vibration, stretching, pressure, or other mechanical stimuli.

1925–30; mechano- + receptor Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
mechanoreceptor (ˌmɛkənəʊrɪˈsɛptə)
physiol a sensory receptor, as in the skin, that is sensitive to a mechanical stimulus, such as pressure

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mechanoreceptor mech·a·no·re·cep·tor (měk'ə-nō-rĭ-sěp'tər)
A specialized sensory end organ that responds to mechanical stimuli such as tension or pressure.

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All mechanoreceptor types are found in diarthrodial joints.
Mechanoreceptor afferents have reflexive connections to motor neurons.
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