1. receptor, structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure

usage: a cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response

2. sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor, organ

usage: an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation

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