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sense organ

noun
1.
a specialized bodily structure that receives or is sensitive to internal or external stimuli; receptor.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • There is a deep pit, apparently a sense organ, between each eye and the corresponding nostril.
British Dictionary definitions for sense organ

sense organ

noun
1.
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 in Medicine

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 in Science
sense organ
  (sěns)   
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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