Definition of exteroceptor in English:

exteroceptor

noun

Physiology
  • A sensory receptor which receives external stimuli.

    Compare with interoceptor
    • ‘Our results relating to exteroceptor and a variety of interceptor neurons in the brain and spinal cord are presented.’
    • ‘Thus, the agent 1 is conditioned to associate the exteroceptor, such as the sound of crying, with a particular type of interoceptor, such as the experience of hunger.’
    • ‘Various types of receptors convey specific types of stimuli, including exteroceptors, interoceptors, proprioceptors, or chemoceptors.’

Pronunciation:

exteroceptor

/ˈɛkstərə(ʊ)ˌsɛptə/