the ability to determine the shape and weight of an object by touching or lifting it.
Origin of stereognosis
Related formsster·e·og·nos·tic [ster-ee-og-nos-tik, steer-] /ˌstɛr i ɒgˈnɒs tɪk, ˌstɪər-/, adjective
From New Latin,
dating back to 1900–05;
see origin at stereo-
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British Dictionary definitions for stereognostic
the perception of depth or three-dimensionality through any of the senses
Word Origin for stereognosis
C20: stereo- + gnosis
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stereognostic in Medicine
Related formsster′e•og•nos′tic (-nŏs′tĭk) adj.
The perception of the form of an object by means of touch.
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