prehension


pre·hen·sion

noun \prē-ˈhen(t)-shən\

Definition of PREHENSION

1
:  the act of taking hold, seizing, or grasping
2
a :  mental understanding :  comprehension
b :  apprehension by the senses

First Known Use of PREHENSION

circa 1828

Rhymes with PREHENSION

pre·hen·sion

noun \prē-ˈhen-chən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PREHENSION

: the act of taking hold, seizing, or grasping

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