[ek-ster-uh-sep-ter] /ˌɛk stər əˈsɛp tər/

noun, Physiology.
a receptor responding to stimuli originating outside the body.
any sensory organ or part of the body, such as the eye, able to receive stimuli from outside the body Compare interoceptor, proprioceptor

exteroceptor ex·ter·o·cep·tor (ěk’stə-rō-sěp’tər)
One of the peripheral end organs of the afferent nerves in the skin or mucous membranes that respond to stimuli from outside the body.
ex’ter·o·cep’tive adj.


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