exteroceptor
noun Date: 1906 a sense organ excited by exteroceptive stimuli

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • exteroceptor — EXTEROCEPTÓR, exteroceptori, s.m. (anat.) Organ din sistemul nervos central care receptează stimuli din mediul extern. – Din fr. extérocepteur. Trimis de ana zecheru, 11.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  exteroceptór s. m., pl. exteroceptóri Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • exteroceptor — m. neurol. Receptor de la piel o mucosas que es sensible a los estímulos externos del organismo, como el frío, el dolor, el tacto, el calor o la presión. Medical Dictionary. 2011. exteroceptor …   Diccionario médico

  • exteroceptor — [eks′tər ō sep΄tər] n. [L exter (see EXTERNAL) + O + (RE)CEPTOR] a sense organ receiving stimuli from the external environment, as the eye or the heat receptors in the skin exteroceptive [eks′tər ō sep΄tiv] adj …   English World dictionary

  • exteroceptor — /ek steuhr euh sep teuhr/, n. Physiol. a receptor responding to stimuli originating outside the body. [1905 10; extero (see EXTEROCEPTIVE) + (RE)CEPTOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • exteroceptor — noun A sense organ or nerve receptor that responds to external stimuli See Also: exteroceptive …   Wiktionary

  • exteroceptor — One of the peripheral end organs of the afferent nerves in the skin or mucous membrane, which respond to stimulation by external agents. [L. exterus, external, + receptor, receiver] * * * ex·tero·cep·tor sep tər n a …   Medical dictionary

  • exteroceptór — s. m., pl. exteroceptóri …   Romanian orthography

  • exteroceptor — n. sensory organ which responds to stimuli from outside the body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exteroceptor — ex·ter·o·cep·tor …   English syllables

  • exteroceptor — n. a sensory nerve, ending in the skin or a mucous membrane, that is responsive to stimuli from outside the body. See also: chemoreceptor, receptor …   The new mediacal dictionary

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