- any of the sense organs that respond to vibration, stretching, pressure, or other mechanical stimuli.
Origin of mechanoreceptor
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- physiol a sensory receptor, as in the skin, that is sensitive to a mechanical stimulus, such as pressure
- A specialized sensory end organ that responds to mechanical stimuli such as tension or pressure.
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