photism

photism

[foh-tiz-uhm]
noun Psychology.
a form of synesthesia in which a visual sensation, as of color or form, is produced by the sense of touch, hearing, etc.

Origin:
1890–95; < Greek phōtismós illumination, equivalent to phōt(ízein) to give light + -ismos -ism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To photism
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

photism pho·tism (fō'tĭz'əm)
n.
The production of a sensation of light or color by a stimulus to another sense organ, such as that of hearing or touch.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Relevant Questions
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature