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[ grăv′ə-rĭ-sĕptər ]


Any of various specialized receptor organs and nerve endings in the inner ear, joints, tendons, and muscles, that give the brain information about body position, equilibrium, and the direction of gravitational forces.

Nearby words

gravimetric analysis, gravimetry, graving dock, graving piece, graviperception, gravireceptor, gravisphere, gravitas, gravitate, gravitation, gravitational
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