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transducer cell in Medicine

transducer cell

(trăns-dōōsər, trănz-)
n.
  1. Any of various cells that respond to a mechanical, thermal, photic, or chemical stimulus by generating an electrical impulse that is synaptically transmitted to a sensory neuron in contact with the cell.
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