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synesthesia

synesthesia

noun syn·es·the·sia \ˌsi-nəs-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of SYNESTHESIA

1
:  a concomitant sensation; especially :  a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than the one (as of sound) being stimulated
2
:  the condition marked by the experience of such sensations
syn·es·thet·ic \-ˈthe-tik\ adjective

Origin of SYNESTHESIA

New Latin, from syn- + -esthesia (as in anesthesia)
First Known Use: circa 1891

synesthesia

noun syn·es·the·sia   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SYNESTHESIA

:  a concomitant sensation and especially a subjective sensation or image of a sense (as of color) other than the one (as of sound) being stimulated; also :  the condition marked by the experience of such sensations
syn·es·thet·ic or chiefly British syn·aes·thet·ic \-ˈthet-ik\ adjective

Variants of SYNESTHESIA

syn·es·the·sia or chiefly British syn·aes·the·sia \ˌsin-əs-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə\

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