mechanosensing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mechano- +‎ sensing

Noun[edit]

mechanosensing (uncountable)

  1. (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[1], →ISBN, page 83:
      Mechanosensing is probably the least understood aspect of the whole process of mechanotransduction.

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