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autokinesis

[aw-toh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy-]
noun Physiology.
  1. voluntary movement.
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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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