sensory cell


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sensory cell

[′sen·sə·rē ‚sel]
(neuroscience)
A neuron having its terminal processes connected with sensory nerve endings.
(physiology)
A modified epithelial or connective tissue cell adapted for the reception and transmission of sensations.
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