somatosense


Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to somatosense: somatosensory
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.somatosense - any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain
sense modality, sensory system, modality - a particular sense
cutaneous senses, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, touch - the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands); "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
feeling of movement, kinaesthesia, kinesthesia - the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc