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interoceptor

Line breaks: in¦tero|cep¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntərəʊˈsɛptə
 
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Definition of interoceptor in English:

noun

Physiology
A sensory receptor which receives stimuli from within the body, especially from the gut and other internal organs. Compare with exteroceptor.
Example sentences
  • Various types of receptors convey specific types of stimuli, including exteroceptors, interoceptors, proprioceptors, or chemoceptors.

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