kinesthesia


kin·es·the·sia

noun \ˌki-nəs-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə, ˌkī-\
plural kin·es·the·sias or kin·es·the·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of KINESTHESIA

:  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
kin·es·thet·ic \-ˈthe-tik\ adjective
kin·es·thet·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of KINESTHESIA

kin·es·the·sia or kin·es·the·sis \-ˈthē-səs\

Origin of KINESTHESIA

New Latin, from Greek kinein + aisthēsis perception — more at anesthesia
First Known Use: 1880

Other Psychology Terms

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kin·es·the·sia

noun \ˌkin-əs-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə, ˌkī-nəs-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural kin·es·the·sias or kin·es·the·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of KINESTHESIA

: 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
kin·es·thet·ic or chiefly British kin·aes·thet·ic \-ˈthet-ik\ adjective
kin·es·thet·i·cal·ly or chiefly British kin·aes·thet·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of KINESTHESIA

kin·es·the·sia or kin·es·the·sis \-ˈthē-səs\ or chiefly British kin·aes·the·sia or kin·aes·the·sis

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