noun Physiology.
a receptor located in subcutaneous tissues, as muscles, tendons, and joints, that responds to stimuli produced within the body.

1905–10; proprio- + (re)ceptor Unabridged
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proprioceptor (ˌprəʊprɪəˈsɛptə)
physiol exteroceptor Compare interoceptor any receptor (as in the gut, blood vessels, muscles, etc) that supplies information about the state of the body
[C20: from proprio-, from Latin proprius one's own + receptor]

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proprioceptor pro·pri·o·cep·tor (prō'prē-ō-sěp'tər)
A sensory receptor, commonly found in muscles, tendons, joints, and the inner ear, that detects the motion or position of the body or a limb by responding to stimuli within the organism.

pro'pri·o·cep'tive adj.
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