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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 that functions as a receptor. Also called sensor.

sense organ

n
(Zoology) 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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n.
a specialized bodily structure that receives or is sensitive to internal or external stimuli; receptor.
[1850–55]

sense organ

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In animals, an organ or part that is sensitive to a stimulus, as of sound, touch, or light. Examples of sense organs include the eye, ear, and nose, as well as the taste buds on the tongue.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sense organ - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulationsense organ - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
lateral line, lateral line organ - sense organs of fish and amphibians; believed to detect pressure changes in the water
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
enteroceptor, interoceptor - any receptor that responds to stimuli inside the body
exteroceptor - any receptor that responds to stimuli outside the body
pineal eye, third eye - a sensory structure capable of light reception located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles
baroreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to pressure
chemoreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
thermoreceptor - a sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
ear - the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
organ of hearing - the part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinth - a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
semicircular canal - one of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another; concerned with equilibrium
stretch receptor - a receptor in a muscle that responds to stretching of the muscle tissue
papilla - a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell; "the papillae of the tongue"
sensory system - the body's system of sense organs
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