mechanoreceptor

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mech·a·no·re·cep·tor

 (mĕk′ə-nō-rĭ-sĕp′tər)
n.
A specialized sensory end organ that responds to mechanical stimuli such as tension, pressure, or displacement.

mech′a·no·re·cep′tion n.
mech′a·no·re·cep′tive adj.

mechanoreceptor

(ˌmɛkənəʊrɪˈsɛptə)
n
(Physiology) physiol a sensory receptor, as in the skin, that is sensitive to a mechanical stimulus, such as pressure

mech•a•no•re•cep•tor

(ˌmɛk ə noʊ rɪˈsɛp tər)

n.
any of the neuronal receptors that respond to vibration, stretching, pressure, or other mechanical stimuli.
[1925–30]
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