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A specialized sensory end organ that responds to mechanical stimuli such as tension, pressure, or displacement.
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(Physiology) physiol a sensory receptor, as in the skin, that is sensitive to a mechanical stimulus, such as pressure
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mech•a•no•re•cep•tor(ˌmɛk ə noʊ rɪˈsɛp tər)
any of the neuronal receptors that respond to vibration, stretching, pressure, or other mechanical stimuli.
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