[ tang-goh-ri-sep-ter ]
/ ˈtæŋ goʊ rɪˌsɛp tər /

noun Physiology, Biology.

a receptor stimulated by touch.

Words nearby tangoreceptor

Origin of tangoreceptor

< Latin tang(ere) to touch + -o- + receptor
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Medicine definitions for tangoreceptor

[ tănggō-rĭ-sĕp′tər ]


A cutaneous receptor that responds to touch and pressure.
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