somatosensory

adjective
so·​mato·​sen·​so·​ry | \ sō-ˌma-tə-ˈsen(t)s-rē How to pronounce somatosensory (audio) , -ˈsen(t)-sə-rē \

Definition of somatosensory

: of, relating to, or being sensory activity having its origin elsewhere than in the special sense organs (such 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Somatosensory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/somatosensory. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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somatosensory

adjective
so·​ma·​to·​sen·​so·​ry | \ sō-ˌmat-ə-ˈsen(t)s-(ə-)rē How to pronounce somatosensory (audio) , ˌsō-mət-ə- How to pronounce somatosensory (audio) \

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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