Definition of mechanoreceptive in US English:

mechanoreceptive

adjective

Zoology
  • See mechanoreceptor

    • ‘The lateral line system of fishes and many amphibians comprises lines of mechanoreceptive neuromasts distributed over the head and trunk.’
    • ‘Each sphere is connected by nerves to a highly-sensitive mechanoreceptive sensory cell.’
    • ‘This suggests that the responsible nerve endings are mechanoreceptive.’

Pronunciation

mechanoreceptive

/-ˈseptiv/