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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 Defined for Kids

sense organ

noun

Definition of SENSE ORGAN for Kids

:  a part of the body (as the eye or nose) that contains special cells that receive stimuli (as light) and activate associated nerves so that they carry impulses to the brain
Medical Dictionary

sense organ

noun

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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