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mechanoreceptor

[mek-uh-noh-ri-sep-ter] /ˌmɛk ə noʊ rɪˈsɛp tər/
noun, Anatomy
1.
any of the sense organs that respond to vibration, stretching, pressure, or other mechanical stimuli.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; mechano- + receptor
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Examples from the web for mechanoreceptor
  • All mechanoreceptor types are found in diarthrodial joints.
  • mechanoreceptor afferents have reflexive connections to motor neurons.
British Dictionary definitions for mechanoreceptor

mechanoreceptor

/ˌmɛkənəʊrɪˈsɛptə/
noun
1.
(physiol) a sensory receptor, as in the skin, that is sensitive to a mechanical stimulus, such as pressure
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mechanoreceptor in Medicine

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

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