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Sense of touch

Sense recognized by the tactile organs or neural receptors in the skin (as well as in the tongue, throat, and mucosa). The stimulus perceived is then relayed to other neurons towards the brain for processing.
One of the five traditional senses of the body that is used to understand or identify the size, texture, and shapes of things. The other four include the sense of hearing, sight, taste, and smell.
See also:

  • touch
  • tactition

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