mechano- + sensing
- (biology) Responsivity to mechanical stimuli, especially at the cellular level or below
2005, S.R.K. Vedula et al., “Role of external physical forces in cell signal transduction”, in Hiroshi Wada, editor, Biomechanics at micro- and nanoscale levels, →ISBN, page 83:
Mechanosensing is probably the least understood aspect of the whole process of mechanotransduction.