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

Derived forms: touch modalities

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]