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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

sense′ or`gan


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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sense organ

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In order to make microcantilevers more sensitive to the explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT), research groups led by Denis Spitzer at the French-German Research Institute of Saint Louis and Valerie Keller at the Laboratoire des Materiaux, Surfaces et Procedes pour la Catalyse in Strasbourg have taken inspiration from the highly sensitive sense organ of some types of moths.
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When a functioning sense organ (receptor) is stimulated, it sends a message to the brain, where the mind interprets the signal and decides what action or response (if any) needs to be initiated, such as causing a muscle to contract, a gland to secrete, or a memory to be made (National Research Council, 1996, p.
The ear consists of three parts: the outer ear includes the earlobe, surrounding cartilage, and the ear canal; the middle ear consists of the eardrum and three bones (the malleus, the incus, and the stapes); and the inner ear contains the cochlea (the sense organ for sound) and the semi-circular canals (the organ of balance).
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While Sollers still enthralls his reader with a style that tends to quote from vaguely identifiable texts, to create epic lists sustaining a broad range of commentaries on international features of human culture, and to display the love of language games often involving erotic themes, the added dimension this time of the narrator's sensitivity to synesthesia, the stimulation of a sense organ causing another to respond, makes this narrative a sort of pastiche of Baudelaire's prose poems.
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