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stretch receptor

noun Anatomy, Physiology.
  1. muscle spindle.
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Origin of stretch receptor

First recorded in 1935–40
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stretch receptor in Medicine

stretch receptor

  1. A sensory receptor in a muscle that responds to the stretching of tissue.
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