kinesis

noun ki·ne·sis \ kə-ˈnē-səs , kī- \

Definition of kinesis

plural kineses play \kə-ˈnē-ˌsēz, kī-\
: a movement that lacks directional orientation and depends upon the intensity of stimulation

Origin and Etymology of kinesis

New Latin, from Greek kinēsis


-kinesis

noun combining form

Definition of -kinesis

plural -kineses
1 : division
  • karyokinesis
2 : production of motion
  • telekinesis

Origin and Etymology of -kinesis

New Latin, from Greek kinēsis, from kinein to move; akin to Latin ciēre to move


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kinesis

noun ki·ne·sis \ kə-ˈnē-səs , kī- \

medical Definition of kinesis

plural kineses play \-ˌsēz\
: a movement that lacks directional orientation and depends upon the intensity of stimulation

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