sense organ

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

1826


SENSE ORGAN Defined for English Language Learners

sense organ

noun

Definition of sense organ for English Language Learners

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


SENSE ORGAN Defined for Kids

sense organ

noun

Definition of sense organ for Students

: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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