klinokinesis

noun
kli·​no·​ki·​ne·​sis | \ ˌklī-nō-kə-ˈnē-səs, -kī- How to pronounce klinokinesis (audio) \

Medical Definition of klinokinesis

: movement that is induced by stimulation and that involves essentially random alteration of direction

Other Words from klinokinesis

klinokinetic \ -​ˈnet-​ik How to pronounce klinokinetic (audio) \ adjective

Learn More about klinokinesis

Cite this Entry

“Klinokinesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/klinokinesis. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

Comments on klinokinesis

What made you want to look up klinokinesis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!