allokinesis

noun
al·lo·ki·ne·sis | \-ˌkī-\
plural allokineses\-ēˌsēz \

Definition of allokinesis 

: passive or reflex movement

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Other Words from allokinesis

allokinetic \¦⸗⸗(ˌ)⸗¦netik \ adjective

First Known Use of allokinesis

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allokinesis

New Latin, from all- + kinesis

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