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(rē-sep'tŏr, tōr),
1. A structural protein molecule on the cell surface or within the cytoplasm that binds to a specific factor, such as a drug, hormone, antigen, or neurotransmitter.
2. Any one of the various sensory nerve endings in the skin, deep tissues, viscera, and special sense organs.
[L. receiver, fr. recipio, to receive]


An older term for:
(1) Receptor; 
(2) Sense organ.


(sep'tor) [L. receptor, receiver] Receptor (2).

chemical ceptor

A ceptor that detects chemical changes in the body.

contact ceptor

A ceptor that receives stimuli contributed by direct physical contact.

distance ceptor

A ceptor that perceives stimuli remote from the immediate environment.
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Speaking at the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition at London s ExCeL Centre, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the contract to manufacture Sea Ceptor will sustain around 250 jobs at MBDA sites in Stevenage, Filton and Lostock.
Beyond the Sea Ceptor SAM and Type-997/ARTISAN radar other items to be transferred from the 'Duke' class to the GCS include the latter's existing Thales Sonar 2087 low frequency active/passive variable depth sonar and Ultra Electronics Sonar 2170 Sea Sentor Torpedo Defence System.
Later on, Sea Ceptor would be transferred to the Royal Navy s new ships as they start entering service, when the Type 23s are replaced by the future Type 26s.
The Sea Ceptor will be fitted on the new Type 26 global combat ships being developed.
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The LD Sea Ceptor system is a key component of the overall project ensuring that crucial constituents of the RNZN fleet are best equipped to respond to the emerging threats and protect not only the frigates themselves but also high value units in company.
The Sea Ceptor missiles, which will be fitted to the Royal Navy%s Type 23 frigates and later on, the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, are capable of travelling at speeds of more than 2000 miles an hour and can protect an area out to a range of 25 kilometres.
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The integration would involve the French company's Air Defense and Anti-Ship missiles systems, beginning with MBDA's Sea Ceptor, utilizing the CAMM missile -- and Lockheed's MK 41 Vertical Launch System and Extensible Launching System.