Sensory


Sensory
Relating to sensation, to the perception of a stimulus and the voyage made by incoming (afferent) nerve impulses from the sense organs to the nerve centers. "Sensory" also is sometimes used to refer to the senses themselves. "Sensory" came from the Latin "sensorius" which was derived from sensus, the faculty of perceiving. The same roots gave rise to "sensation" and "sensorium."
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Relating to sensation. [L. sensorius, fr. sensus, sense]

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sen·so·ry 'sen(t)s-(ə-)rē adj
1) of or relating to sensation or the senses <\sensory stimulation> <\sensory data>
2) conveying nerve impulses from the sense organs to the nerve centers: AFFERENT <\sensory nerve fibers>

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adj.
relating to the input division of the nervous system, which carries information from receptor throughout the body towards the brain and spinal cord.

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sen·so·ry (senґsə-re) [L. sensorius] pertaining to or subserving sensation.

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