nociceptor

World English Dictionary
nocireceptor or nociceptor (ˈnəʊsɪrɪˌsɛptə, ˈnəʊsɪˌsɛptə)
 
n
physiol a receptor sensitive to pain
 
nociceptor or nociceptor
 
n

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nociceptor no·ci·cep·tor (nō'sĭ-sěp'tər)
n.
A sensory receptor that responds to pain.

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