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Definition of "sensory" []

  • Of or relating to the senses or sensation. (adjective)
  • Transmitting impulses from sense organs to nerve centers; afferent. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sensory" in a sentence
  • "It is evident, from these facts, that the fibers composing the posterior bundles of nerve-roots only transmit sensory impulses, and the filaments composing the anterior nerve-roots only transmit motor impulses; accordingly, they are termed respectively the _sensory_ and the _motor_ nerve-roots."
  • "There are two sets of nerve-fibers, those which transmit sensory impulses, called _afferent_ or _sensory_ nerves, and those which transmit motor impulses, called"
  • "I say that because it looks as if she's got what we call a sensory level at about the mid part of her abdomen."