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- noun A specialized sensory end organ that responds to mechanical stimuli such as tension, pressure, or displacement.
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- noun biology any
receptorthat provides an organismwith informationabout mechanicalchanges in its environment, such as movement, tensionand pressure
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From mechano- + receptor