[sen-sawr-ee-uh m, -sohr-]
noun, plural sen·so·ri·ums, sen·so·ri·a [sen-sawr-ee-uh, -sohr-] /sɛnˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr-/.
a part of the brain or the brain itself regarded as the seat of sensation.
the sensory apparatus of the body.
Origin of sensorium
< Late Latin sēnsōrium,
equivalent to Latin sent(īre
) to feel + -tōrium -tory2
, with tt
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noun plural -riums or -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 for sensorium
C17: from Late Latin, from Latin sēnsus felt, from sentīre to perceive
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Word Origin and History for sensoria
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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n. pl. sen•so•ri•ums
The part of the brain that receives and coordinates all the stimuli conveyed to various sensory centers.
The sensory system of the body.
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