[ in-tuh-roh-sep-ter ]
/ ˌɪn tə roʊˈsɛp tər /
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a receptor, especially of the viscera, responding to stimuli originating from within the body.
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British Dictionary definitions for interoceptor
/ (ˌɪntərəʊˈsɛptə) /
Derived forms of interoceptorinteroceptive, adjective
Word Origin for interoceptor
C20: from inter (ior) + (re) ceptor
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Medical definitions for interoceptor
[ ĭn′tər-ō-sĕp′tər ]
A specialized sensory nerve receptor that receives and responds to stimuli originating from within the body.
Other words from interoceptorin′ter•o•cep′tive adj.
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