Definition of mechanoreception in English:

mechanoreception

noun

Physiology
  • The detection of a mechanical stimulus by means of mechanoreceptors; the process by which a mechanical stimulus is converted by a mechanoreceptor into a nervous impulse.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Science. From mechano- + reception, after mechanoreceptor.

Pronunciation

mechanoreception

/ˌmɛkənəʊrɪˈsɛpʃn//ˌmɛk(ə)nəʊrɪˈsɛpʃn/