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Saltos de línea: mech¦ano|recep¦tor
Pronunciación: /ˌmɛk(ə)nəʊrɪˈsɛptə

Definición de mechanoreceptor en inglés:


A sense organ or cell that responds to mechanical stimuli such as touch or sound.
Example sentences
  • Pacinian corpuscles, or pressure receptors, are the largest peripheral mechanoreceptors in mammals.
  • Prey appear to be detected primarily by mechanoreceptors.
  • The threshold loading test stimulates mechanoreceptors in respiratory muscles.



Example sentences
  • The lateral line system of fishes and many amphibians comprises lines of mechanoreceptive neuromasts distributed over the head and trunk.
  • Each sphere is connected by nerves to a highly-sensitive mechanoreceptive sensory cell.
  • This suggests that the responsible nerve endings are mechanoreceptive.

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