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Sense organ   /sɛns ˈɔrgən/   Listen
Sense organ

An organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation.  Synonyms: receptor, sensory receptor.

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"Sense organ" Quotes from Famous Books

... in the minds of other men by means of mantras, drugs, &c., is true, and hence the cause of love and fear; for such states of consciousness also are not sublated. The cognition which, owing to some defect in the object, the sense organ, &c., apprehends a rope as a snake is real, and hence the cause of fear and other emotions. True also is the imagination which, owing to the nearness of a snake, arises in the mind of a man though ...
— The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Ramanuja - Sacred Books of the East, Volume 48 • Trans. George Thibaut

... transcends all in intelligence; He that transcends all in puissance; He that transcends all in ability; He that discovers the universe by the effulgence emanating from his body; He whose body is incapable of being ascertained by the eye (or any other sense organ of knowledge); He that is possessed of every beauty; He whose soul is incapable of being comprehended by either deities or men; He that held on his back, in the form of the vast tortoise, the huge mountain, Mandara, which ...
— The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4 • Kisari Mohan Ganguli

Words linked to "Sense organ" :   papilla, labyrinth, interoceptor, lateral line, thermoreceptor, third eye, receptor, sensory system, effector, pineal eye, baroreceptor, organ of hearing, inner ear, stretch receptor, lateral line organ, semicircular canal, sensory receptor, eye, optic, chemoreceptor, enteroceptor, oculus, ear, exteroceptor, organ, internal ear

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