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[foh-tiz-uh m] /ˈfoʊ tɪz əm/
noun, Psychology.
a form of synesthesia in which a visual sensation, as of color or form, is produced by the sense of touch, hearing, etc.
Origin of photism
1890-95; < Greek phōtismós illumination, equivalent to phōt(ízein) to give light + -ismos -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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photism in Medicine

photism pho·tism (fō'tĭz'əm)
The production of a sensation of light or color by a stimulus to another sense organ, such as that of hearing or touch.

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