exteroceptor

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exteroceptor ex·ter·o·cep·tor (ěk'stə-rō-sěp'tər)
n.
One of the peripheral end organs of the afferent nerves in the skin or mucous membranes that respond to stimuli from outside the body.


ex'ter·o·cep'tive adj.
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