autokinesis

[aw-toh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-]
noun Physiology.
voluntary movement.

Origin:
1895–1900; auto-1 + kinesis

autokinetic [aw-toh-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] , adjective
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