transducer cell

trans·duc·er cell

any cell responding to a mechanical, thermal, photic, or chemical stimulus by generating an electrical impulse synaptically transmitted to a sensory neuron in contact with the cell.

trans·duc·er cell

(trans-dū'sĕr sel)
Any cell responding to a mechanical, thermal, photic, or chemical stimulus by generating an electrical impulse synaptically transmitted to a sensory neuron in contact with the cell.