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kinesis

play
noun ki·ne·sis \kə-ˈnē-səs, kī-\

Definition of kinesis

plural ki·ne·ses play \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  a movement that lacks directional orientation and depends upon the intensity of stimulation



Origin of kinesis

New Latin, from Greek kinēsis


First Known Use: 1905

Rhymes with kinesis


-kinesis

noun combining form ki·ne·sis

Definition of -kinesis

plural -kineses

  1. 1 :  division <karyokinesis>

  2. 2 :  production of motion <telekinesis>



Origin of -kinesis

New Latin, from Greek kinēsis, from kinein to move; akin to Latin ciēre to move


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kinesis

play play
noun ki·ne·sis \kə-ˈnē-səs, kī-\

Medical Definition of kinesis

plural ki·ne·ses \-ˌsēz\play play

  1. :  a movement that lacks directional orientation and depends upon the intensity of stimulation




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