kin-esthesis

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kinesthesia kin·es·the·sia (kĭn'ĭs-thē'zhə, kī'nĭs-)
n.

  1. The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.

  2. The sensation of moving in space.


kin'es·thet'ic (-thět'ĭk) adj.
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