Definitions for: Sensory Receptor


[n] an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation



Synonyms: receptor, sense organ

Antonyms: effector

See Also: baroreceptor, chemoreceptor, ear, enteroceptor, exteroceptor, eye, inner ear, internal ear, interoceptor, labyrinth, lateral line, lateral line organ, oculus, optic, organ, organ of hearing, papilla, peeper, pineal eye, semicircular canal, sensory system, stretch receptor, thermoreceptor, third eye

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