gravireceptor etymology

English word gravireceptor comes from English gravi- (Gravity.), English receptor

Detailed word origin of gravireceptor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gravi- English (eng) Gravity.
receptor English (eng) (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.. (biology) Any specialized cell or structure that responds to sensory stimuli.
gravireceptor English (eng) Any receptor that gives the brain information concerning the direction of gravitational forces (and hence a sense of up and down).

Words with the same origin as gravireceptor

Descendants of gravi-
gravidiamagnetic gravidynamics gravimagnetic gravimeter gravimetry graviperception graviphoton gravireaction graviscalar gravitaxis gravithermal gravitino gravitropic gravitropism graviturbation
Descendants of receptor
mechanonociceptor nociceptor purinoceptor