Mechanoreceptors

mechanoreceptor

[mek-uh-noh-ri-sep-ter]
noun Anatomy.
any of the sense organs that respond to vibration, stretching, pressure, or other mechanical stimuli.

Origin:
1925–30; mechano- + receptor

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mechanoreceptor (ˌmɛkənəʊrɪˈsɛptə)
 
n
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)
n.
A specialized sensory end organ that responds to mechanical stimuli such as tension or pressure.

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