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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sense organ, such as the ear, that receives and responds to stimuli originating from outside the body.

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  • n. A sense organ or nerve receptor that responds to external stimuli

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  • n. any receptor that responds to stimuli outside the body

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin exter, outside; see exterior + (re)ceptor.

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