Having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception. Specif.

<physiology> Especially sensitive; as, the sentient extremities of nerves, which terminate in the various organs or tissues.

Origin: L. Sentiens, -entis, p. Pr. Of sentire to discern or perceive by the senses. See Sense.

(01 Mar 1998)

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