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kinesthesia

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noun, kin·es·the·sia \ˌki-nəs-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə, ˌkī-\

Definition of kinesthesia

plural kinesthesias or kinesthesesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  a sense mediated by receptors located in muscles, tendons, and joints and stimulated by bodily movements and tensions; also :  sensory experience derived from this sense

kinesthetic play \-ˈthe-tik\ adjective
kinesthetically play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Variants of kinesthesia

or kinesthesis play \-ˈthē-səs\

Origin of kinesthesia

New Latin, from Greek kinein + aisthēsis perception — more at anesthesia


First Known Use: 1880


Medical Dictionary

kinesthesia

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noun kin·es·the·sia \ˌkin-əs-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə, ˌkī-nəs-\

Medical Definition of kinesthesia

plural kinesthesias or kinestheses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  a sense mediated by end organs located in muscles, tendons, and joints and stimulated by bodily movements and tensions; also :  sensory experience derived from this sense—see muscle sense

kinesthetic or chiefly British kinaesthetic \-ˈthet-ik\play adjective
kinesthetically or chiefly British kinaesthetically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


Variants of kinesthesia

or kinesthesis \-ˈthē-səs\play or chiefly British kinaesthesia or kinaesthesis

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