Definition of mechanoreceptor in English:

mechanoreceptor

noun

Zoology
  • A sense organ or cell that responds to mechanical stimuli such as touch or sound.

    • ‘The threshold loading test stimulates mechanoreceptors in respiratory muscles.’
    • ‘Prey appear to be detected primarily by mechanoreceptors.’
    • ‘The filling of the stomach also activates the reflex, presumably through the action of gastric mechanoreceptors.’
    • ‘Pacinian corpuscles, or pressure receptors, are the largest peripheral mechanoreceptors in mammals.’
    • ‘This excites neurosensory mechanoreceptors in the wall of the esophagus.’

Pronunciation:

mechanoreceptor

/ˌmɛk(ə)nəʊrɪˈsɛptə/