The faculty of the nervous system whereby impressions of the external world are received by the mind. Organs of the s are thoe of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight. S.-body, a peripheral sense-organ. S.- capsule, the hollow cup-like receptacle of a peripheral sense-organ. S.-club. See Rhopalium. S.-epithelium, a tract of epithelium having some specialized function of sensation. S.-filament, the thread-like peripheral termination of a sensory nerve-fiber. S.- organ, the peripheral termination of a sensory nerve. S.-scale. See Squama rhopalaris. S.-seta, the bristle-like termination of a peripheral sensory nerve- fiber. S.-shock, a condition observed in hysteric women and overworked men, and occurring at the moment of waking from sleep. A sensation like an aura rises from the feet or hands, and, passing upward to the head, disappears in the sense of a blow or shock, or of a bursting in the head. It is of no serious significance. S.-sinus, one of the antra- rhopalaria; a hollow containing a compound sense- organ, or rhopalia, q. v.
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