tactoreceptor


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tac·to·re·cep·tor

 (tăk′tō-rĭ-sĕp′tər)
n.
A receptor that responds to touch.

[Latin tāctus, touch (from past participle of tangere, to touch; see tag- in Indo-European roots) + receptor.]
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