nocifensor

no·ci·fen·sor

(nō-si-fen'sŏr),
Denoting processes or mechanisms that act to protect the body from injury; specifically, a system of nerves in the skin and mucous membranes that react to adjacent injury by causing vasodilation.
[noci- + L. fendo (only in compounds), to strike, ward off]

no·ci·fen·sor

(nō'si-fen'sŏr)
Denoting processes or mechanisms that act to protect the body from injury; specifically, a system of nerves in the skin and mucous membranes that react to adjacent injury by causing vasodilation.
[noci- + L. fendo (only in compounds), to strike, ward off]