exteroceptor


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exteroceptor

 [ek″ster-o-sep´tor]
a sensory nerve ending stimulated by the immediate external environment, such as those in the skin and mucous membranes. adj., adj exterocep´tive.

ex·ter·o·cep·tor

(eks'ter-ō-sep'tŏr, -tōr),
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]

exteroceptor

/ex·tero·cep·tor/ (ek″ster-o-sep´ter) a sensory nerve ending stimulated by the immediate external environment, such as those in the skin and mucous membranes.exterocep´tive

exteroceptor

(ĕk′stə-rō-sĕp′tər)
n.
A sense organ, such as the ear, that receives and responds to stimuli originating from outside the body.

ex′ter·o·cep′tive adj.

exteroceptor

[ek′stərōsep′tər]
Etymology: L, externus, outside, recipere, to receive
any sensory nerve ending, such as those located in the skin, mucous membranes, or sense organs, that responds to stimuli originating outside the body, such as touch, pressure, or sound. Compare interoceptor, proprioceptor. See also chemoreceptor.

ex·ter·o·cep·tor

(eks'tĕr-ō-sep'tŏr)
One of the peripheral end organs of the afferent nerves in the skin or mucous membrane that respond to stimulation by external agents.
[L. exterus, external, + receptor, receiver]

exteroceptor

Any sense organ receiving external stimuli.

exteroceptor

any sensory organ that detects stimuli such as temperature, light, sound, from outside the organism.

exteroceptor

a sensory nerve ending stimulated by the immediate external environment, such as those in the skin and mucous membranes.