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[sen-sawr-ee-uh m, -sohr-] /sɛnˈsɔr i əm, -ˈsoʊr-/
noun, plural sensoriums, sensoria
[sen-sawr-ee-uh, -sohr-] /sɛnˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
a part of the brain or the brain itself regarded as the seat of sensation.
the sensory apparatus of the body.
Origin of sensorium
1640-50; < Late Latin sēnsōrium, equivalent to Latin sent(īre) to feel + -tōrium -tory2, with tt > s Unabridged
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noun (pl) -riums, -ria (-rɪə)
the area of the brain considered responsible for receiving and integrating sensations from the outside world
(physiol) the entire sensory and intellectual apparatus of the body
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin, from Latin sēnsus felt, from sentīre to perceive
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Word Origin and History for sensorium

1640s, "seat of the soul" in the brain, from Late Latin sensorium, from sens-, past participle stem of sentire "to feel" (see sense (n.)) + -orium (see -ory).

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sensorium in Medicine

sensorium sen·so·ri·um (sěn-sôr'ē-əm)
n. pl. sen·so·ri·ums or sen·so·ri·a (-sôr'ē-ə)

  1. The part of the brain that receives and coordinates all the stimuli conveyed to various sensory centers.

  2. The sensory system of the body.

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