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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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