Definition of mechanoreceptive in English:

mechanoreceptive

adjective

Zoology

See mechanoreceptor

  • ‘The lateral line system of fishes and many amphibians comprises lines of mechanoreceptive neuromasts distributed over the head and trunk.’
  • ‘Each sphere is connected by nerves to a highly-sensitive mechanoreceptive sensory cell.’
  • ‘This suggests that the responsible nerve endings are mechanoreceptive.’