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.

Nearby words

  1. somatopathy,
  2. somatoplasm,
  3. somatopleure,
  4. somatopsychic,
  5. somatopsychosis,
  6. somatosensory cortex,
  7. somatosexual,
  8. somatostatin,
  9. somatostatinoma,
  10. somatotherapy

Origin of somatosensory

First recorded in 1950–55; somato- + sensory

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Word Origin and History for somatosensory

somatosensory

adj.

1952, from somato- "body" + sensory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine 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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