Capable of receiving stimuli originating in muscles, tendons, and other internal tissues. [L. proprius, one's own, + capio, to take]

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pro·prio·cep·tive -'sep-tiv adj activated by, relating to, or being stimuli arising within the organism <\proprioceptive feedback>

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pro·prio·cep·tive (pro″pre-o-sepґtiv) 1. pertaining to or characterized by proprioception. 2. pertaining to proprioceptors.

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