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proprioception

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noun pro·pri·o·cep·tion \ˌprō-prē-ō-ˈsep-shən\

Definition of proprioception

  1. :  the reception of stimuli produced within the organism



Origin and Etymology of proprioception

proprioceptive + -ion


First Known Use: 1906


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proprioception

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noun pro·prio·cep·tion \ˌprō-prē-ō-ˈsep-shən\

Medical Definition of proprioception

  1. :  the reception of stimuli produced within the organism




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