Definition of somesthetic in English:


Syllabification: som·es·thet·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌsōmesˈTHetik
(British somaesthetic)


  • another term for somatosensory.
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    • These somesthetic impulses include fine touch as well as gross touch, but the routes of the two types of somesthesis are not the same.
    • Then synesthesia, or experiencing of one sensory modality as another, takes over and the basic somaesthetic image is elaborated into a full OBE with visual imagery.
    • As somaesthetic input is lost, other presentational subformats - like vision and kinesthesia - become more dominant and take its role in stabilizing the PSM.


late 19th century: from Greek sōma 'body' + aesthetic.

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