[ sen-sawr-ee-uhm, -sohr- ]
/ s蓻n藞s蓴r i 蓹m, -藞so蕣r- /
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noun, plural sen路so路ri路ums, sen路so路ri路a [sen-sawr-ee-uh, -sohr-]. /s蓻n藞s蓴r i 蓹, -藞so蕣r-/.
a part of the brain or the brain itself regarded as the seat of sensation.
the sensory apparatus of the body.
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Origin of sensorium

First recorded in 1640鈥50; from Late Latin s膿ns艒rium, equivalent to Latin sent(墨re) 鈥渢o discern by the senses, perceive, feel鈥 + -艒rium noun suffix of location. See -ory2
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British Dictionary definitions for sensorium

/ (s蓻n藞s蓴藧r瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -riums or -ria (-r瑟蓹)
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 s膿nsus felt, from sent墨re to perceive
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Medical definitions for sensorium

[ s臅n-s么r膿-蓹m ]

n. pl. sen鈥o鈥i鈥ms
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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