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ki•ne•sis



Pronunciation: (ki-nē'sis, kī-), [key]
n. Physiol.
the movement of an organism in response to a stimulus, as light.

-kinesis




a combining form with the general sense “movement, activity,” used in the formation of compound words, often with the particular senses “reaction to a stimulus” (photokinesis), “movement without an apparent physical cause” (telekinesis), “activity within a cell” (karyokinesis). Cf. -kinesia.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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