Kinesis



[ki-nee-sis, kahy-] /kɪˈni sɪs, kaɪ-/

noun, Physiology.
1.
the movement of an organism in response to a stimulus, as light.
1.
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).
/kɪˈniːsɪs; kaɪ-/
noun
1.
(biology) the nondirectional movement of an organism or cell in response to a stimulus, the rate of movement being dependent on the strength of the stimulus
n.

“physical movement,” 1819, from Greek kinesis “movement, motion” (see cite).

kinesis ki·ne·sis (kə-nē’sĭs, kī-)
n. pl. ki·ne·ses (-sēz’)
Motion or physical movement, especially movement that is induced by stimulation.

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