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Medical Term:

proprioceptor

Pronunciation: pro'pre-o-sep'tor

Definition: One of a variety of sensory end organs (such as the muscle spindle and Golgi tendon organ) in muscles, tendons, and joint capsules that sense position or state of contraction.

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