Definition of sense organ in US English:

sense organ


  • An organ of the body which responds to external stimuli by conveying impulses to the sensory nervous system.

    • ‘The eye is a sense organ and we make no effort to see when the eye functions normally.’
    • ‘In humans the sense organ that provides us with the taste sensation is the tongue, or more specifically the taste buds on the tongue.’
    • ‘The ear is the most important sense organ for modern toothed whales, say scientists, because these whales locate their prey using echolocation.’
    • ‘Each sense organ has specialized receptor cells to detect the appropriate type of physical energy or stimulation.’
    • ‘Sensory nerves carry messages from the sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin) to the brain for processing.’


sense organ

/sens ˈôrɡən/