[ ster-ee-og-noh-sis, steer- ]
/ ˌstɛr i ɒgˈnoʊ sɪs, ˌstɪər- /


the ability to determine the shape and weight of an object by touching or lifting it.

Origin of stereognosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at stereo-, -gnosis

OTHER WORDS FROM stereognosis

ster·e·og·nos·tic [ster-ee-og-nos-tik, steer-] /ˌstɛr i ɒgˈnɒs tɪk, ˌstɪər-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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Medicine definitions for stereognosis

[ stĕr′ē-ŏg-nōsĭs ]


The perception of the form of an object by means of touch.

Other words from stereognosis

ster′e•og•nostic (-nŏstĭk) adj.
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