sense organ

Origin of sense organ

First recorded in 1850–55
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Related Words for sense organ

nerves, neurology, sensorium

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British Dictionary definitions for sense organ

sense organ

noun
  1. a structure in animals that is specialized for receiving external or internal stimuli and transmitting them in the form of nervous impulses to the brain
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sense organ in Medicine

sense organ

n.
  1. A specialized organ or structure, such as the eye, ear, tongue, nose, or skin, where sensory neurons are concentrated and which functions as a receptor.sensor
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sense organ in Science

sense organ

[sĕns]
  1. In animals, an organ or part that is sensitive to a stimulus, as of sound, touch, or light. Sense organs include the eye, ear, and nose, as well as the taste buds on the tongue.
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