mechanoreceptive

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mechano- +‎ receptive

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mechanoreceptive (comparative more mechanoreceptive, superlative most mechanoreceptive)

  1. Responsive to mechanical stimuli such as sound and touch
    • 1996, B.U. Budelmann, “Active Marine Predators”, in Lenz et al., editors, Zooplankton[1], →ISBN, page 136:
      Cephalopods, like fishes and aquatic amphibians, have a mechanoreceptive system that is highly sensitive to local water movements.

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