sense organs

sense organ

noun
a specialized bodily structure that receives or is sensitive to internal or external stimuli; receptor.

Origin:
1850–55

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sense organ
 
n
a structure in animals that is specialized for receiving external or internal stimuli and transmitting them in the form of nervous impulses to the brain

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sense organ n.
A specialized organ or structure, such as the eye, ear, tongue, nose, or skin, where sensory neurons are concentrated and which functions as a receptor. Also called sensor.

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sense organ   (sěns)  Pronunciation Key 
In animals, an organ or part that is sensitive to a stimulus, as of sound, touch, or light. Sense organs include the eye, ear, and nose, as well as the taste buds on the tongue.
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