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receptor

noun [C] uk   /rɪˈsep.tər/  us   /-tɚ/ specialized
a nerve ending that reacts to a change, such as heat or cold, in the body by sending a message to the central nervous system
Translations of “receptor”
in Chinese (Traditional) 感受器…
in Chinese (Simplified) 感受器…
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