Exteroceptor



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

noun, Physiology.
1.
a receptor responding to stimuli originating outside the body.
/ˈɛkstərəʊˌsɛptə/
noun
1.
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)
n.
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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