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cenesthesia

[see-nuh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, sen-uh s-] /ˌsi nəsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌsɛn əs-/
noun, Psychology
Also, cenesthesis
[see-nis-thee-sis, sen-is-] /ˌsi nɪsˈθi sɪs, ˌsɛn ɪs-/ (Show IPA)
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coenesthesia

[see-nuh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, sen-uh s-] /ˌsi nəsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌsɛn əs-/
noun, Psychology
1.
the aggregate of impressions arising from organic sensations that forms the basis of one's awareness of body or bodily state, as the feeling of health, vigor, or lethargy.
Also, coenesthesis
[see-nuh s-thee-sis, sen-uh s-] /ˌsi nəsˈθi sɪs, ˌsɛn əs-/ (Show IPA),
cenesthesia, cenesthesis.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; coen(o)- + esthesia
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British Dictionary definitions for cenesthesis

coenesthesia

/ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːzɪə/
noun
1.
(psychol) general awareness of one's own body
Derived Forms
coenesthetic, cenesthetic (ˌsiːnɪsˈθɛtɪk) adjective

cenesthesia

/ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːzɪə/
noun
1.
(psychol) a variant spelling (esp US) of coenesthesia
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cenesthesis in Medicine

cenesthesia ce·nes·the·si·a (sē'nĭs-thē'zhə)
n.
The sensation caused by the normal functioning of the internal organs; a sense of conscious existence.


ce'nes·the'sic (-zĭk) adj.
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