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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to perception by a sensory organ.
  • adjective Involving the use of sense organs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Making an impression on an organ; specifically, making an impression on the organs of touch, taste, and smell.
  • Susceptible of receiving an impression; plastic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol.) Making an impression upon an organ; plastic; -- said of the effect or impression produced by any substance on the organs of touch, taste, or smell, and also on the organism as a whole.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the sensory properties of a particular food or chemical, the taste, colour, odour and feel.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French organoleptique : Greek organo-, organo- + Greek lēptikos, receptive (from lēptos, taken, seized, from lambanein, to take).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French organoleptique, from organo- + Ancient Greek  (lēptikos, "disposed to take"), from  (lambanein, "to take")

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