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stretch receptor

noun, Anatomy, Physiology.
Origin of stretch receptor
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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stretch-receptor in Medicine

stretch receptor n.
A sensory receptor in a muscle that responds to the stretching of tissue.

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