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  Definition of receptor
  1. an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
  2. a cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response
Similar Words: sense organ, sensory receptor

 

Hyponyms: lateral line, lateral line organ, interoceptor, enteroceptor, exteroceptor, third eye, pineal eye, baroreceptor, chemoreceptor, thermoreceptor, eye, oculus, optic, ear, organ of hearing, inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth, semicircular canal, stretch receptor, alpha receptor, alpha-adrenergic receptor, alpha-adrenoceptor, beta receptor, beta-adrenergic receptor, beta-adrenoceptor

 

Part Meronyms: sensory system

 

Derivational Morphology: pick up, receive

 

 
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