[ sen-sawr-ee-uhm, -sohr- ]
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noun,plural sen·so·ri·ums, sen·so·ri·a [sen-sawr-ee-uh, -sohr-]. /sɛnˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr-/.
  1. a part of the brain or the brain itself regarded as the seat of sensation.

  2. the sensory apparatus of the body.

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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/ (sɛnˈsɔːrɪəm) /

nounplural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
  1. the area of the brain considered responsible for receiving and integrating sensations from the outside world

  2. physiol the entire sensory and intellectual apparatus of the body

Origin of sensorium

C17: from Late Latin, from Latin sēnsus felt, from sentīre to perceive

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