adjective Etymology: exterior + -o- + -ceptive (as in receptive) Date: 1906 relating to, being, or activated by stimuli received by an organism from outside

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  • exteroceptive — Relating to the exteroceptors; denoting the surface of the body containing the end organs adapted to receive impressions or stimuli from without. [L. exterus, outside, + capio, to take] * * * ex·tero·cep·tive .ek stə rō sep tiv adj activated by,… …   Medical dictionary

  • extéroceptive — ● extéroceptif, extéroceptive adjectif Se dit de la sensibilité nerveuse dépendante de récepteurs situés dans la peau et stimulés par des agents extérieurs à l organisme (chaleur, pression) (par opposition à intéroceptif) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • exteroceptive — /ek steuhr euh sep tiv/, adj. Physiol. pertaining to exteroceptors, the stimuli acting upon them, or the nerve impulses initiated by them. [1905 10; extero (comb. form of L exterus EXTERIOR) + (RE)CEPTIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • exteroceptive — adjective That responds to external stimuli See Also: exteroceptor …   Wiktionary

  • exteroceptive — adj. pertaining to an exteroceptor, pertaining to a sensory organ which responds to stimuli from outside the body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exteroceptive — [ˌɛkstərə(ʊ) sɛptɪv] adjective Physiology of or denoting stimuli that are external to an organism. Compare with interoceptive. Derivatives exteroceptor noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • exteroceptive — ex·ter·o·cep·tive …   English syllables

  • exteroceptive — /ɛkstəroʊˈsɛptɪv/ (say ekstuhroh septiv) adjective relating to exteroceptors, the stimuli impinging upon them, and the nerve impulses initiated by them. {extero (combining form of Latin exterus exterior) + ceptive, as in receptive} …  

  • exteroceptive — adj. Biol. relating to stimuli produced outside an organism. Etymology: irreg. f. L externus exterior + RECEPTIVE …   Useful english dictionary

  • exteroceptive nervous system — the part of the afferent elements of the somatic nervous system that is sensitive to stimuli originating outside the body …   Medical dictionary

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