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mechanoreceptor

Syllabification: mech·a·no·re·cep·tor
Pronunciation: /ˌmekənōrəˈseptər
 
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Definition of mechanoreceptor in English:

noun

Zoology
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.

Derivatives

mechanoreceptive

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈseptiv/
adjective
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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