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distance receptorAn obsolete term that formerly dignified a sense organ responsive to stimuli (light, sound, smell) that are not in direct contact with the body.
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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
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distance receptora RECEPTOR that detects stimuli from an animal's environment and thus allows the animal to orientate with respect to the stimuli.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005