receptor

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French receptour or Latin receptor.

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NounEdit

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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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin receptorius.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. receptive

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Latin receptor.

NounEdit

receptor m (plural receptors)

  1. receptor

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PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English receptor, from Old French receptour, from Latin receptor.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /rɛˈt͡sɛp.tɔr/
  • (file)

NounEdit

receptor m pers

  1. (biochemistry, medicine) sensory receptor (protein on a cell wall that responds to sensory stimuli)
  2. (biology) receptor (any specialized cell or structure that responds to sensory stimuli)

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Further readingEdit

  • receptor in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • receptor in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. Alternative form of recetor

NounEdit

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

  1. Alternative form of recetor

SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin receptorius.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. receiving

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Latin receptorius.

NounEdit

receptor m (plural receptores)

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