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[ki-nee-see-ol-uh-jee, -zee-, kahy-] /kɪˌni siˈɒl ə dʒi, -zi-, kaɪ-/

the science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement.
the study of the mechanics and anatomy of human muscles

1894, from kinesi-, comb. form of Greek kinesis “movement, motion” (see cite) + -ology. Related: Kinesiological; kinesiologically.

kinesiology ki·ne·si·ol·o·gy (kə-nē’sē-ŏl’ə-jē, -zē-, kī-)
The study of muscular movement, especially the mechanics of human motion.
kin’e·sim’e·ter (kĭn’ĭ-sĭm’ĭ-tər, kī’nĭ-) n.


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