psy·​cho·​mo·​tor | \ ˌsī-kə-ˈmō-tər How to pronounce psychomotor (audio) \

Definition of psychomotor

: of or relating to motor action directly proceeding from mental activity

Examples of psychomotor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in 2019, when Rosengart was its chairman, the Society of Surgical Chairs recommended mandatory cognitive and psychomotor testing of surgeons by at least age 65. Lola Butcher, Quartz, "Doctors are suing over age-based screening requirements," 25 June 2020

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First Known Use of psychomotor

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychomotor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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psy·​cho·​mo·​tor | \ ˌsī-kə-ˈmōt-ər How to pronounce psychomotor (audio) \

Medical Definition of psychomotor

1 : of or relating to motor action directly proceeding from mental activity
2 : of or relating to temporal lobe epilepsy psychomotor seizures

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