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somaesthesia

somaesthesis (ˌsɒmɪsˈθiːsɪs) US somesthesia or somesthesis

noun
  1. sensory perception of bodily feelings like touch, pain, position of the limbs, etc
Derived Formssomaesthetic or US somesthetic (ˌsɒmɪsˈθɛtɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C20: from Greek sōma body + aesthesia
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