Definition of stretch receptor in English:

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stretch receptor

noun

Physiology
A sensory receptor that responds to the stretching of surrounding muscle tissue and so contributes to the coordination of muscle activity.
Example sentences
  • In the lobster stretch receptor, for example, extra spikes are generated even when soma invasion fails.
  • The crayfish stretch receptor neuron is such an object.
  • A specific stretch receptor protein in plants has yet to be identified.
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