any of the sensory end organs in the muscles, tendons, etc. that are sensitive to the stimuli originated in these organs by the movement of the body or its parts
Origin of proprioceptorfrom Classical Latin proprius, one's own + (re)ceptor
A sensory receptor, found chiefly in muscles, tendons, joints, and the inner ear, that detects the motion or position of the body or a limb by responding to stimuli arising within the organism.
Origin of proprioceptorLatin proprius one's own ; see per1 in Indo-European roots. (re)ceptor