sense organ

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noun
  1. a specialized bodily structure that receives or is sensitive to internal or external stimuli; receptor.

Origin of sense organ

1
First recorded in 1850–55

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How to use sense organ in a sentence

  • The nerve stimulus itself has a cause; it ordinarily arises directly or indirectly from the stimulation of a sense organ.

    The Science of Human Nature | William Henry Pyle

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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Scientific definitions for sense organ

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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