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-kinesis

suff.
Motion: photokinesis.

[From Greek kīnēsis, movement; see kinesis.]

ki•ne•sis

(kɪˈni sɪs, kaɪ-)

n.
the movement of an organism in response to a stimulus, as light.
[1900–05; < Greek kinēsis movement]

-kinesis

a combining form with the meaning “movement, activity,” often used with the more particular senses “reaction to a stimulus” (photokinesis), “movement without an apparent physical cause” (telekinesis), “activity within a cell” (karyokinesis). Compare -kinesia.
[< Greek -kīnēsis; see kinesis]