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Medical Term:

mechanoreceptor

Pronunciation: mek'a-no-re-sep'tor

Definition: A receptor that responds to mechanical pressure or distortion; receptors in the carotid sinuses, touch receptors in the skin.

Synonym(s): mechanicoreceptor

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