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Definition of "somatosensory" [somatosensory]

  • Of or relating to the perception of sensory stimuli from the skin and internal organs: the somatosensory area of the cerebral cortex. (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 "somatosensory" in a sentence
  • "The researchers looked, for instance, at a part of the brain called the somatosensory cortex, which contains a kind of map of the body."
  • "The experiments explain how the circuitry of a region of the mouse brain called the somatosensory cortex, which processes input from the various systems in the body that respond to the sense of touch, can change."
  • "The postcentral gyrus is also known as the somatosensory cortex, or primary sensory area, because it receives sensory input from the body."