sensorium

[sen-sawr-ee-uh m, -sohr-] /sɛnˈsɔr i əm, -ˈsoʊr-/
noun, plural sensoriums, sensoria
[sen-sawr-ee-uh, -sohr-] /sɛnˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a part of the brain or the brain itself regarded as the seat of sensation.
2.
the sensory apparatus of the body.
Origin
1640–50; < Late Latin sēnsōrium, equivalent to Latin sent(īre) to feel + -tōrium -tory2, with tt > s
Example Sentences for sensorium
It is a master sensorium or memory bank from which physical forms are synchronously recalled in successive still frames.
The sensorium of the blind who possess some marginal vision is by turns magical and disturbing.
British Dictionary definitions for sensorium
sensorium (sɛnˈsɔːrɪəm)
 
n , pl -riums, -ria
1.  the area of the brain considered responsible for receiving and integrating sensations from the outside world
2.  physiol the entire sensory and intellectual apparatus of the body
 
[C17: from Late Latin, from Latin sēnsus felt, from sentīre to perceive]

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sensorium in Medicine

sensorium sen·so·ri·um (sěn-sôr'ē-əm)
n. pl. sen·so·ri·ums or sen·so·ri·a (-sôr'ē-ə)

  1. The part of the brain that receives and coordinates all the stimuli conveyed to various sensory centers.

  2. The sensory system of the body.

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