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Noun: sense of touch
  1. The faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    "only sight and sense of touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us";
    - touch, skin senses, touch modality, cutaneous senses

Derived forms: senses of touch

Type of: exteroception, somatosense

Part of: somaesthesia [Brit, Cdn], somaesthesis [Cdn], somataesthesis, somatesthesia, somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosensory system, somesthesia [N. Amer], somesthesis [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Sense of touch