synesthesia

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

Definition of synesthesia

  1. 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. 2 :  the condition marked by the experience of such sensations

synesthetic

play \-ˈthe-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of synesthesia

New Latin, from syn- + -esthesia (as in anesthesia)


First Known Use: circa 1891


Medical Dictionary

synesthesia

noun syn·es·the·sia
variants: or chiefly British

synaesthesia

\ˌsin-əs-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə\play

Medical Definition of synesthesia

  1. :  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

synesthetic

or chiefly British

synaesthetic

\-ˈthet-ik\play adjective

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