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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 kin·es·the·sias or kin·es·the·sesplay \-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

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


Variants of kinesthesia

or kin·es·the·sis 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 kin·es·the·sias or kin·es·the·ses \-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

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



Variants of kinesthesia

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

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