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stereognosis

[ster-ee-og-noh-sis, steer-] /ˌstɛr i ɒgˈnoʊ sɪs, ˌstɪər-/
noun
1.
the ability to determine the shape and weight of an object by touching or lifting it.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < New Latin; see stereo-, -gnosis
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stereognostic
[ster-ee-og-nos-tik, steer-] /ˌstɛr i ɒgˈnɒs tɪk, ˌstɪər-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stereognosis

stereognosis

/ˌstɛrɪɒɡˈnəʊsɪs; ˌstɪər-/
noun
1.
the perception of depth or three-dimensionality through any of the senses
Word Origin
C20: stereo- + gnosis
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stereognosis in Medicine

stereognosis ster·e·og·no·sis (stěr'ē-ŏg-nō'sĭs, stēr'-)
n.
The perception of the form of an object by means of touch.


ster'e·og·nos'tic (-nŏs'tĭk) adj.
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