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somatosensory

[suh-mat-uh-sen-suh-ree, soh-muh-tuh-]
adjective
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for somatosensory

adj.

1952, from somato- "body" + sensory.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

somatosensory in Medicine

somatosensory

(sə-măt′ə-sĕnsə-rē, sō′mə-tə-)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to the perception of sensory stimuli from the skin and internal organs.
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