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of or pertaining to the senses or sensation.
Physiology. noting a structure for conveying an impulse that results or tends to result in sensation, as a nerve.
Also, sensorial [sen-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr-] .

1620–30; sense + -ory1

intersensory, adjective
multisensory, adjective
nonsensorial, adjective
nonsensory, adjective
unsensory, adjective
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sensory or (less commonly) sensorial (ˈsɛnsərɪ, sɛnˈsɔːrɪəl)
1.  of or relating to the senses or the power of sensation
2.  of or relating to those processes and structures within an organism that receive stimuli from the environment and convey them to the brain
[C18: from Latin sensōrius, from sentīre to feel]
sensorial or (less commonly) sensorial
[C18: from Latin sensōrius, from sentīre to feel]

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Word Origin & History

1749, from L. sensorium, from sensus, pp. of sentire "to perceive, feel" (see sense).
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sensory sen·so·ry (sěn'sə-rē)

  1. Of or relating to the senses or sensation.

  2. Transmitting impulses from sense organs to nerve centers; afferent.

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sensory   (sěn'sə-rē)  Pronunciation Key 
Involving the sense organs or the nerves that relay messages from them. Compare motor.
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