a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.
the usual US spelling of synaesthesia

synesthesia syn·es·the·sia (sĭn’ĭs-thē’zhə)

A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color.

A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus that is applied to another, as in referred pain.

syn’es·thet’ic (-thět’ĭk) adj.


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