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English noun: somesthesia

1. somesthesia (cognition) the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations


SamplesHe relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes.


Synonymssomaesthesia, somatesthesia, somatic sensation


Broader (hypernym)perception


Narrower (hyponym)feeling, pain, pain sensation, painful sensation, pressure, pressure sensation, prickling, temperature, tingle, tingling

2. somesthesia (cognition) the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs


Synonymssomaesthesia, somaesthesis, somataesthesis, somatesthesia, somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosensory system, somesthesis


Broader (hypernym)interoception


Narrower (hyponym)feeling of movement, kinaesthesia, kinesthesia, skin perceptiveness, tactility, tactual sensation, touch perception


Part holonymcutaneous senses, proprioception, sense of touch, skin senses, touch, touch modality









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