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Meaning & Definition of Receptor in English

English

Receptor

/risɛptər/

noun

1. A cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response

    synonym:
  • receptor

2. An organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation

    synonym:
  • sense organ
  • ,
  • sensory receptor
  • ,
  • receptor