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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

exteroceptor

Any sense organ receiving external stimuli.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

exteroceptor

any sensory organ that detects stimuli such as temperature, light, sound, from outside the organism.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005