mechanoreceptor

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mechanoreceptor

[¦mek·ə·nō·ri′sep·tər]
(physiology)
A receptor that provides the organism with information about such mechanical changes in the environment as movement, tension, and pressure.
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There is little doubt that research on mechanoreception is entering a renaissance.