[ ster-ee-og-noh-sis, steer- ]
/ ˌstɛr i ɒgˈnoʊ sɪs, ˌstɪər- /
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the ability to determine the shape and weight of an object by touching or lifting it.
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OTHER WORDS FROM stereognosisster·e·og·nos·tic [ster-ee-og-nos-tik, steer-], /ˌstɛr i ɒgˈnɒs tɪk, ˌstɪər-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stereognosis
/ (ˌstɛrɪɒɡˈnəʊsɪs, ˌstɪər-) /
the perception of depth or three-dimensionality through any of the senses
Word Origin for stereognosis
C20: stereo- + gnosis
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Medical definitions for stereognosis
[ stĕr′ē-ŏg-nō′sĭs ]
The perception of the form of an object by means of touch.
Other words from stereognosisster′e•og•nos′tic (-nŏs′tĭk) adj.
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