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autokinesis

[ aw-toh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy- ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ- /
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noun Physiology.

voluntary movement.

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Origin of autokinesis

First recorded in 1895–1900; auto-1 + kinesis
au·to·ki·net·ic [aw-toh-ki-net-ik, -kahy-], /ˌɔ toʊ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective
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