noun, plural sen·so·ri·ums, sen·so·ri·a [sen-sawr-ee-uh, –sohr-] /sɛnˈsɔr i ə, -ˈsoʊr-/.
- a part of the brain or the brain itself regarded as the seat of sensation.
- the sensory apparatus of the body.
noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
- the area of the brain considered responsible for receiving and integrating sensations from the outside world
- 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
- The part of the brain that receives and coordinates all the stimuli conveyed to various sensory centers.
- The sensory system of the body.