distance receptor


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distance receptor

An obsolete term that formerly dignified a sense organ responsive to stimuli (light, sound, smell) that are not in direct contact with the body.

distance receptor

A sense organ that responds to stimuli arising some distance from the body, such as the eye, ear, or nose.
Synonym: teleceptor
See also: receptor

distance receptor

a RECEPTOR that detects stimuli from an animal's environment and thus allows the animal to orientate with respect to the stimuli.
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