somatosensory

[ suh-mat-uh-sen-suh-ree, soh-muh-tuh- ]
/ səˌmæt əˈsɛn sə ri, ˌsoʊ mə tə- /

adjective

of or relating to sensations that involve parts of the body not associated with the primary sense organs.

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Origin of somatosensory

First recorded in 1950–55; somato- + sensory
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Medical definitions for somatosensory

somatosensory
[ sə-măt′ə-sĕnsə-rē, sō′mə-tə- ]

adj.

Of or relating to the perception of sensory stimuli from the skin and internal organs.
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