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interoceptor

[in-tuh-roh-sep-ter]
noun Physiology.
  1. a receptor, especially of the viscera, responding to stimuli originating from within the body.
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Origin of interoceptor

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British Dictionary definitions for interoceptors

interoceptor

noun
  1. physiol a sensory receptor of an internal organ (excluding the muscles)Compare exteroceptor, proprioceptor
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Derived Formsinteroceptive, adjective

Word Origin

C20: from inter (ior) + (re) ceptor
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interoceptors in Medicine

interoceptor

(ĭn′tər-ō-sĕptər)
n.
  1. A specialized sensory nerve receptor that receives and responds to stimuli originating from within the body.
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Related formsin′ter•o•ceptive adj.
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