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kinesiology

[ki-nee-see-ol-uh-jee, -zee-, kahy-]
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noun
  1. the science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement.
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Origin of kinesiology

1890–95; < Greek kī́nēsi(s) movement (see kinesis) + -o- + -logy
Related formski·ne·si·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for kinesiology

kinesiology

noun
  1. the study of the mechanics and anatomy of human muscles
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Word Origin and History for kinesiology

n.

1894, from kinesi-, comb. form of Greek kinesis "movement, motion" (see cite) + -ology. Related: Kinesiological; kinesiologically.

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kinesiology in Medicine

kinesiology

(kə-nē′zē-ŏlə-jē, kī-)
n.
  1. The study of muscular movement, especially the mechanics of human motion.
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Related formskin′e•sime•ter (kĭn′ĭ-sĭmĭ-tər, kī′nĭ-) n.
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