cenesthesia

[see-nuh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, sen-uh s-]
Also ce·nes·the·sis [see-nis-thee-sis, sen-is-] /ˌsi nɪsˈθi sɪs, ˌsɛn ɪs-/.

coenesthesia

or ce·nes·the·sia

[see-nuh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, sen-uh s-]
noun Psychology.
  1. 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

cenesthesia

noun
  1. psychol a variant spelling (esp US) of coenesthesia

coenesthesia

cenesthesia coenesthesis or cenesthesis (ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːsɪs)

noun
  1. psychol general awareness of one's own body
Derived Formscoenesthetic or cenesthetic (ˌsiːnɪsˈθɛtɪk), adjective
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cenesthesia in Medicine

cenesthesia

[sē′nĭs-thēzhə]
n.
  1. The sensation caused by the normal functioning of the internal organs; a sense of conscious existence.
Related formsce′nes•thesic (-zĭk) adj.
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