Definition of pressoreceptor in US English:

pressoreceptor

noun

Physiology
  • A sensory receptor that responds to changes in pressure within a hollow organ; especially one that responds to changes in blood pressure.

Origin

1930s. From press- + -o- + receptor. Compare earlier tangoreceptor, mechanoreceptor, mechanico-receptor.

Pronunciation

pressoreceptor

/ˌprɛsə(ʊ)rɪˈsɛptə/