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sense organ

noun

: a part of your body (such as your eyes, ears, nose, or tongue) that you use to see, hear, smell, taste, or feel things

Full Definition of SENSE ORGAN

:  a bodily structure that receives a stimulus and is affected in such a manner as to initiate excitation of associated sensory nerve fibers which convey specific impulses to the central nervous system where they are interpreted as corresponding sensations :  receptor

First Known Use of SENSE ORGAN

1854

sense organ

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SENSE ORGAN

:  a bodily structure that receives a stimulus (as heat or sound waves) and is affected in such a manner as to initiate a wave of excitation in associated sensory nerve fibers which convey specific impulses to the central nervous system where they are interpreted as corresponding sensations :  receptor

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