receptor defined in 1951 yearreceptor - receptor (sense-organ);
receptor - That part of an animal which, in co-operation with the nervous system, detects what goes on (i.e. receives stimuli from) outside or inside the animal. Of different kinds, each especially sensitive to a specific sort of stimulus, such as temperature, light, or muscular movement. When a stimulus of sufficient intensity affects an appropriate receptor, the latter influences the behaviour of the animal by sending impulses through the nervous system, nerve-cell (s) of which connect with it.
near receptor in Knolik
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