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somatosensory

[suh-mat-uh-sen-suh-ree, soh-muh-tuh-] /səˌmæt əˈsɛn sə ri, ˌsoʊ mə tə-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to sensations that involve parts of the body not associated with the primary sense organs.
Origin of somatosensory
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; somato- + sensory
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Word Origin and History for somatosensory
adj.

1952, from somato- "body" + sensory.

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somatosensory in Medicine

somatosensory so·mat·o·sen·so·ry (sə-māt'ə-sěn'sə-rē, sō'mə-tə-)
adj.
Of or relating to the perception of sensory stimuli from the skin and internal organs.

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