teleceptor


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teleceptor

[′tel·ə‚sep·tər]
(physiology)
A sense receptor which transmits information about portions of the external environment which are not necessarily in direct contact with the organism, such as the receptors of the ear, eye, and nose.
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The former enables receiving the stimuli from the part of space limited by outer surface of a body (skin), while the latter--from the part of space which may be recognized by teleceptors (mainly eyes and ears).
The teleceptors (C-level) caused immense evolutionary leap in information processing, which greatly extended living creatures' motor capabilities.
Moreover, teleceptors enable discovering (though in limited range) one more very important element of reality: the time.