receptor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French receptour or Latin receptor.

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Noun[edit]

receptor (plural receptors)

  1. (biochemistry, medicine) A protein on a cell wall that binds with specific molecules so that they can be absorbed into the cell in order to control certain functions.
    • 2001, Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 24)
      In the target organ, the drug is recognised by ‘receptors’. These are large molecules, usually proteins, to which the drug binds tightly and with a high degree of specificity.
  2. (biology) Any specialized cell or structure that responds to sensory stimuli.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin receptorius.

Adjective[edit]

receptor (feminine receptora, masculine plural receptors, feminine plural receptores)

  1. receptive

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin receptor.

Noun[edit]

receptor m (plural receptors)

  1. receptor

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

receptor m (feminine singular receptora, masculine plural receptores, feminine plural receptoras, comparable) (Brazilian orthography)

  1. Alternative form of recetor

Noun[edit]

receptor m (plural receptores, feminine receptora, feminine plural receptoras) (Brazilian orthography)

  1. Alternative form of recetor

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin receptorius.

Adjective[edit]

receptor (feminine singular receptora, masculine plural receptores, feminine plural receptoras)

  1. receiving

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin receptorius.

Noun[edit]

receptor m (plural receptores)

  1. receiver, receptor, recipient
  2. (baseball) catcher

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