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-kinesis

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  1. a combining form with the general sense “movement, activity,” used in the formation of compound words, often with the particular senses “reaction to a stimulus” (photokinesis), “movement without an apparent physical cause” (telekinesis), “activity within a cell” (karyokinesis).
Compare -kinesia.

Origin of -kinesis

< Greek -kīnēsis; see kinesis
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