somatosensory


so·mato·sen·so·ry

adjective \sō-ˌma-tə-ˈsen(t)s-rē, -ˈsen(t)-sə-rē\

Definition of SOMATOSENSORY

:  of, relating to, or being sensory activity having its origin elsewhere than in the special sense organs (as eyes and ears) and conveying information about the state of the body proper and its immediate environment; also :  relating to or being either of two regions in the parietal lobe that receive and process somatosensory stimuli

First Known Use of SOMATOSENSORY

1952

so·ma·to·sen·so·ry

adjective \sō-ˌmat-ə-ˈsen(t)s-(ə-)rē, ˌsō-mət-ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SOMATOSENSORY

: of, relating to, or being sensory activity having its origin elsewhere than in the special sense organs (as eyes and ears) and conveying information about the state of the body proper and its immediate environment <somatosensory pathways>

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