HyperDic: sense_organ

English > 1 sense of the expression sense organ:
NOUNbodysense organ, sensory receptor, receptoran organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
English > sense organ: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningAn organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation.
Synonymssensory receptor, receptor
Part ofsensory systemThe body's system of sense organs
PartspapillaA small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell
NarrowerbaroreceptorA sensory receptor that responds to pressure
chemoreceptorA sensory receptor that responds to chemical stimuli
earThe sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
exteroceptorAny receptor that responds to stimuli outside the body
eye, oculus, opticThe organ of sight
inner ear, internal ear, labyrinthA complex system of interconnecting cavities
interoceptor, enteroceptorAny receptor that responds to stimuli inside the body
lateral line, lateral line organsense organs of fish and amphibians
organ of hearingThe part of the ear that is responsible for sensations of sound
semicircular canalOne of three tube loops filled with fluid and in planes nearly at right angles with one another
stretch receptorA receptor in a muscle that responds to stretching of the muscle tissue
thermoreceptorA sensory receptor that responds to heat and cold
third eye, pineal eyeA sensory structure capable of light reception located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles
BroaderorganA fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
OppositeeffectorAn organ (a gland or muscle) that becomes active in response to nerve impulses
Spanishórgano sensorial, receptor, receptor sensorial
Catalanòrgan sensorial, receptor, receptor sensitiu

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