- a receptor located in subcutaneous tissues, as muscles, tendons, and joints, that responds to stimuli produced within the body.
Origin of proprioceptor
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C20: from proprio-, from Latin proprius one's own + receptor
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- A sensory receptor, commonly found in muscles, tendons, joints, and the inner ear, that detects the motion or position of the body or a limb by responding to stimuli within the organism.
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