sensory area

noun
|Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of sensory area

: an area of the cerebral cortex that receives afferent nerve fibers from lower sensory or motor areas

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1896

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sensory area

noun

medical Definition of sensory area

: an area of the cerebral cortex that receives afferent nerve fibers from lower sensory or motor areas

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