Meaning of proprioceptor

pro•pri•o•cep•tor

Pronunciation: (prō"prē-u-sep'tur), [key]
— n. Physiol.
  1. a receptor located in subcutaneous tissues, as muscles, tendons, and joints, that responds to stimuli produced within the body.
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