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Noun: somesthesia
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: somaesthesia)
  1. The perception of tactual, proprioceptive or gut sensations
    "he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes";
    - somaesthesia [Brit, Cdn], somatesthesia, somatic sensation
  2. The faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
    - somesthesis [N. Amer], somaesthesia [Brit, Cdn], somaesthesis [Cdn], somatesthesia, somataesthesis, somatosensory system, somatic sensory system, somatic sense

Derived forms: somesthesias

Type of: interoception, perception