[ proh-pree-uh-sep-ter ]
/ ˌproʊ pri əˈsɛp tər /
a receptor located in subcutaneous tissues, as muscles, tendons, and joints, that responds to stimuli produced within the body.
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British Dictionary definitions for proprioceptor
/ (ˌprəʊprɪəˈsɛptə) /
Derived Formsproprioceptive, adjective
Word Origin for proprioceptor
C20: from proprio-, from Latin proprius one's own + receptor
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Medicine definitions for proprioceptor
[ prō′prē-ō-sĕp′tər ]
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.
Related formspro′pri•o•cep′tive adj.
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