[ sen-sawr-ee-uhm, -sohr- ]
/ sɛnˈsɔr i əm, -ˈsoʊr- /
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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.



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Origin of sensorium

First recorded in 1640–50; from Late Latin sēnsōrium, equivalent to Latin sent(īre) “to discern by the senses, perceive, feel” + -ōrium noun suffix of location. See -ory2
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British Dictionary definitions for sensorium

/ (sɛnˈsɔːrɪəm) /

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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Medical definitions for sensorium

[ sĕn-sôrē-əm ]

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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