senso-, sens-, sensi-, sensori-, sent-

(Latin: feeling, sensation, perception through the senses, to be aware, to discern by the senses)

The words in this list refer either to physical or mental perceptions, or a combination of both. These elements come from Latin sentire, to feel, and the related element sensus, feeling, perception (in both the physical and mental perspectives).

aftersensation
Subjective persistence of sensation after a stimulus is taken away.
allosensitization
Exposure to an alloantigen that induces immunologic memory cells.
assent (uh SENT)
To comply or agree to something; an act or gesture of agreement or permission; to concur, to accept, to subscribe to, to approve; to acquiesce, to defer to, to consent: "The majority assented to my views on the matter."
assentingly
assentor
autosensitize
To make sensitive to the body's own tissues; subject to autosensitizaton.
biosensor
1. A device that senses and analyzes biological information.

This may be simple temperature, blood pressure, or heart rate, or a more sophisticated determination of chemicals and enzymes in body fluids.

The biosensor may be used in the laboratory or placed within the body.

2. A device to monitor and to transmit information about biological processes; such as, the effect of motion on an animal in space.
3. An apparatus for detecting chemical, or physical, signals that provide information about specific biological activities.

Blood pressure, or heart monitors and systems, that use live organisms are types of biosensors.

bisensory
Affecting two senses.
chemosensory
In biology, sensitive to chemical stimuli; applies to certain hairs in insects, and to other chemoreceptors.
clairsentience
common sense (s) (noun) (usually only in the singular)
1. Sound practical judgment that is separate from specialized knowledge, training, etc.: "Mike had normal common sense when he worked as a carpenter."
2. Practical judgment derived from experience rather than just from study alone: "Marie used common sense when she went hiking by always carrying a bottle of water with her."
consensual
In law, existing by mutual consent, as a contract.
consensus (kuhn SEN suhs) (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
An agreement or a general opinion: "The consensus of the voters was to defeat the new tax increase."

"A large group of people can seldom come to a consensus."

Consensus is an agreement or opinion which should be sound, but not all sound or a general agreement where all men have a perfect right to their opinions, provided they agree with ours; and it’s the result of a group discussion in which, singly, a person can do nothing, but together they can decide that nothing can be done.

—Anonymous
consent (s) (noun), consents (pl)
1. Permission or approval: "Joe had his mother's consent to stay out later when he goes to his friend's birthday party."
2. Agreement in opinion or feeling: "Sarah asked her father for his advice and consent about her college major."
consent (verb), consents; consented; consenting
To give permission, approval, or assent in opinion; to agree to do something: "Mr. Jones, your supervisor said he would consent to your leaving early."

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Related-word units meaning feeling: aesth-; pass-, pati-; patho-.