exteroceptive

[ ek-ster-uh-sep-tiv ]
/ ˌɛk stər əˈsɛp tɪv /

adjective Physiology.

pertaining to exteroceptors, the stimuli acting upon them, or the nerve impulses initiated by them.

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Origin of exteroceptive

1905–10; extero- (combining form of Latin exterus exterior) + (re)ceptive
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