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Receptor   /risˈɛptər/   Listen
Receptor

noun
1.
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.
2.
An organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation.  Synonyms: sense organ, sensory receptor.



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Words linked to "Receptor" :   inner ear, semicircular canal, lateral line, lateral line organ, chemoreceptor, body structure, bodily structure, receive, oculus, alpha-adrenoceptor, labyrinth, internal ear, organ, sensory system, effector, optic, beta-adrenoceptor, anatomical structure, complex body part, organ of hearing, structure, papilla, eye, enteroceptor, pineal eye, sense organ, ear, interoceptor, third eye, exteroceptor



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