Meaning of mechanoreceptor

mech•a•no•re•cep•tor

Pronunciation: (mek"u-nō-ri-sep'tur), [key]
— n. Anat.
  1. any of the sense organs that respond to vibration, stretching, pressure, or other mechanical stimuli.
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