Advertisement

proprioceptor (n.)

"sensory structure which receives stimuli arising within the tissues," 1906, from Latin proprius "own" (see proper) + reception. Coined by English neurophysiologist C.S. Sherrington (1857-1952). Related: Proprioceptive; proprioception.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of proprioceptor from WordNet

proprioceptor (n.)
special nerve endings in the muscles and tendons and other organs that respond to stimuli regarding the position and movement of the body;
From wordnet.princeton.edu