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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 entire sensory system of the body.

[Late Latin sēnsōrium, organ of sensation, from Latin sēnsus, sense; see sense.]


n, pl -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
1. (Anatomy) the area of the brain considered responsible for receiving and integrating sensations from the outside world
2. (Physiology) physiol the entire sensory and intellectual apparatus of the body
[C17: from Late Latin, from Latin sēnsus felt, from sentīre to perceive]


(sɛnˈsɔr i əm, -ˈsoʊr-)

n., pl. -so•ri•ums, -so•ri•a (-ˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr-)
1. a part of the brain or the brain itself regarded as the seat of sensation.
2. the sensory apparatus of the body.
[1640–50; < Late Latin sēnsōrium= Latin sent(īre) to feel + -tōrium -tory2]


- The seat of common sense, the center of the brain to which sense impressions are transmitted by the nerves from the organs.
See also related terms for organs.


the sensory apparatus of the body as a whole; the seat of physical sensation, imagined to be in the gray matter of the brain.
See also: Brain, Perception
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sensorium - the areas of the brain that process and register incoming sensory information and make possible the conscious awareness of the world
cortical area, cortical region - any of various regions of the cerebral cortex
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