[ tang-goh-ri-sep-ter ]
/ ˈtæŋ goʊ rɪˌsɛp tər /
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noun Physiology, Biology.
a receptor stimulated by touch.
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Origin of tangoreceptor
<Latin tang(ere) to touch + -o- + receptor
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Medical definitions for tangoreceptor
[ tăng′gō-rĭ-sĕp′tər ]
A cutaneous receptor that responds to touch and pressure.
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