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pro·pri·o·cep·tor

 (prō′prē-ō-sĕp′tər)
n.
A sensory receptor, found chiefly in muscles, tendons, joints, and the inner ear, that detects the motion or position of the body or a limb by responding to stimuli arising within the organism.

[Latin proprius, one's own; see per in Indo-European roots + (re)ceptor.]

pro′pri·o·cep′tive adj.

proprioceptor

(ˌprəʊprɪəˈsɛptə)
n
(Physiology) physiol any receptor (as in the gut, blood vessels, muscles, etc) that supplies information about the state of the body. Compare exteroceptor, interoceptor
[C20: from proprio-, from Latin proprius one's own + receptor]
ˌproprioˈceptive adj

pro•pri•o•cep•tor

(ˌproʊ pri əˈsɛp tər)

n.
a sensory nerve ending, located in a muscle, tendon, or the inner ear, that provides a sense of the position of the body.
[1905–10; < Latin propri(us) one's own + -o- + (re) ceptor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proprioceptor - special nerve endings in the muscles and tendons and other organs that respond to stimuli regarding the position and movement of the body
nerve end, nerve ending - the terminal structure of an axon that does not end at a synapse
Translations

pro·pri·o·cep·tor

n. propioceptor, terminación nerviosa receptora que responde a estímulos y transmite información de los movimientos y posiciones del cuerpo.
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