cenesthesia

[ see-nuh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, sen-uh s- ]
/ ˌsi nəsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌsɛn əs- /

noun Psychology.

Also ce·nes·the·sis [see-nis-thee-sis, sen-is-] /ˌsi nɪsˈθi sɪs, ˌsɛn ɪs-/.

Words nearby cenesthesia

Definition for cenesthesia (2 of 2)

coenesthesia

or ce·nes·the·sia

[ see-nuh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, sen-uh s- ]
/ ˌsi nəsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌsɛn əs- /

noun Psychology.

the aggregate of impressions arising from organic sensations that forms the basis of one's awareness of body or bodily state, as the feeling of health, vigor, or lethargy.
Also coe·nes·the·sis, ce·nes·the·sis [see-nuh s-thee-sis, sen-uh s-] /ˌsi nəsˈθi sɪs, ˌsɛn əs-/.

Origin of coenesthesia

First recorded in 1880–85; coen(o)- + esthesia
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British Dictionary definitions for cenesthesia (1 of 2)

cenesthesia
/ (ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

psychol a variant spelling (esp US) of coenesthesia

British Dictionary definitions for cenesthesia (2 of 2)

coenesthesia

cenesthesia coenesthesis or cenesthesis (ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːsɪs)

/ (ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

psychol general awareness of one's own body

Derived forms of coenesthesia

coenesthetic or cenesthetic (ˌsiːnɪsˈθɛtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for cenesthesia

cenesthesia
[ sē′nĭs-thēzhə ]

n.

The sensation caused by the normal functioning of the internal organs; a sense of conscious existence.

Other words from cenesthesia

ce′nes•thesic (-zĭk) adj.
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