sense organ

sense or·gan
S s


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sens awr-guh n]
    • /sɛns ˈɔr gən/
    • /sens ˈɔːɡən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sens awr-guh n]
    • /sɛns ˈɔr gən/

Definitions of sense organ words

  • noun sense organ a specialized bodily structure that receives or is sensitive to internal or external stimuli; receptor. 1
  • countable noun sense organ Your sense organs are the parts of your body, for example your eyes and your ears, which enable you to be aware of things around you. 0
  • noun sense organ 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 0
  • noun sense organ any organ or structure, as an eye or a taste bud, containing afferent nerve terminals that are specialized to receive specific stimuli and transmit them to the brain; receptor 0

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Origin of sense organ

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55

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sense organ popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

sense organ usage trend in Literature

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