transducer cell

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transducer cell trans·duc·er cell (trāns-dōō'sər, -dyōō'-, trānz-)
n.
Any of various cells that respond to a mechanical, thermal, photic, or chemical stimulus by generating an electrical impulse that is synaptically transmitted to a sensory neuron in contact with the cell.

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