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exteroceptor

Pronunciation: eks'ter-o-sep'tor, -tor

Definition: One of the peripheral end organs of the afferent nerves in the skin or mucous membrane, which respond to stimulation by external agents.

[L. exterus, external, + receptor, receiver]

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