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Pronunciation: sen-so're-um, -a, -umz


  1. An organ of sensation.
  2. The hypothetic “seat of sensation.”
  3. In human biology and psychology, consciousness; sometimes used as a generic term for the intellectual and cognitive functions.

Synonym(s): perceptorium

[Late L.]

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