[ foh-tiz-uh m ]
/ ˈfoʊ tɪz əm /
a form of synesthesia in which a visual sensation, as of color or form, is produced by the sense of touch, hearing, etc.
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Origin of photism
1890–95; < Greek phōtismós illumination, equivalent to phōt(ízein) to give light + -ismos -ism
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Medicine definitions for photism
[ fō′tĭz′əm ]
The production of a sensation of light or color by a stimulus to another sense organ, such as that of hearing or touch.
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