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 (kĭn′ĭs-thē′zhə, kī′nĭs-)
The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.

[Greek kīnein, to move; see keiə- in Indo-European roots + esthesia.]

kin′es·thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
kin′es·thet′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə; ˌkaɪn-) or


(Physiology) see kinaesthesia
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(ˌkɪn əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, ˌkaɪ nəs-)

also kin•es•the•sis

(-ˈθi sɪs)

the sensation in the body of the movement of muscles, tendons, and joints.
[1875–80; < Greek kīn(eîn) to move, set in motion + esthesia]
kin`es•thet′ic (-ˈθɛt ɪk) adj.
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Medicine. the sense by which movement, weight, position, etc. are perceived. — kinesthetic, adj.
See also: Perception
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kinesthesia - the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
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
somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosensory system, somaesthesis, somataesthesis, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somesthesia - the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
2.kinesthesia - the ability to feel movements of the limbs and bodykinesthesia - the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body
proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
kinanesthesia - inability to sense movement
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, kinesthesis
n. cinestesia, experiencia sensorial, sentido y percepción de un movimiento.
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