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interoceptor

[ in-tuh-roh-sep-ter ]
/ ˌɪn tə roʊˈsɛp tər /
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noun Physiology.
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 interoceptor

interoceptor
/ (ˌɪntərəʊˈsɛptə) /

noun
physiol a sensory receptor of an internal organ (excluding the muscles)Compare exteroceptor, proprioceptor

Derived forms of interoceptor

interoceptive, adjective

Word Origin for interoceptor

C20: from inter (ior) + (re) ceptor
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Medical definitions for interoceptor

interoceptor
[ ĭn′tər-ō-sĕptər ]

n.
A specialized sensory nerve receptor that receives and responds to stimuli originating from within the body.

Other words from interoceptor

in′ter•o•ceptive adj.
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