Exteroceptor meaning

ĕkstə-rō-sĕptər
A sense organ, such as the ear, that receives and responds to stimuli originating from outside the body.
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A sense organ receiving stimuli from the external environment, as the eye or the heat receptors in the skin.
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A sense organ, such as the ear, that receives and responds to stimuli originating from outside the body.
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(anatomy) A sense organ or nerve receptor that responds to external stimuli.
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Origin of exteroceptor

  • Latin exter outside exterior (re)ceptor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition