[sin-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
- a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.
Origin of synesthesia
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- the usual US spelling of synaesthesia
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- A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color.
- A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus that is applied to another, as in referred pain.
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