transducer cell

[ trăns-dōōsər, trănz- ]


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.

Nearby words

  1. transdermal patch,
  2. transdialect,
  3. transdniestria,
  4. transduce,
  5. transducer,
  6. transductant,
  7. transduction,
  8. transe,
  9. transect,
  10. transection

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