Definition of exteroceptor in English:


Syllabification: ex·ter·o·cep·tor
Pronunciation: /ˌekstərōˈseptər


  • A sensory receptor that receives external stimuli. Compare with interoceptor.
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    • Various types of receptors convey specific types of stimuli, including exteroceptors, interoceptors, proprioceptors, or chemoceptors.
    • Thus, the agent 1 is conditioned to associate the exteroceptor, such as the sound of crying, with a particular type of interoceptor, such as the experience of hunger.
    • Our results relating to exteroceptor and a variety of interceptor neurons in the brain and spinal cord are presented.

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