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.

Nearby words

  1. externalize,
  2. externalizer,
  3. externally,
  4. externals,
  5. externship,
  6. exteroceptor,
  7. exterofective,
  8. exterritorial,
  9. exterritoriality,
  10. extima

Origin of exteroceptive

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

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