autokinesis

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

noun Physiology.

voluntary movement.

Nearby words

  1. autoisolysin,
  2. autoist,
  3. autojumble,
  4. autokeratoplasty,
  5. autokinesia,
  6. autokinetic,
  7. autokinetic effect,
  8. autokinetic phenomenon,
  9. autolatry,
  10. autolithography

Origin of autokinesis

First recorded in 1895–1900; auto-1 + kinesis

Related formsau·to·ki·net·ic [aw-toh-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] /ˌɔ toʊ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective

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