noun, plural sen·so·ri·ums, sen·so·ri·a [sen-sawr-ee-uh, –sohr-] /sɛnˈsɔr 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.

noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)

  1. the area of the brain considered responsible for receiving and integrating sensations from the outside world
  2. physiol the entire sensory and intellectual apparatus of the body

n.1640s, “seat of the soul” in the brain, from Late Latin sensorium, from sens-, past participle stem of sentire “to feel” (see sense (n.)) + -orium (see -ory). n. pl. sen•so•ri•ums

  1. The part of the brain that receives and coordinates all the stimuli conveyed to various sensory centers.
  2. The sensory system of the body.

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