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Definition of 'somatesthesia'


  1. the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations; "he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes"
       Synonyms: somesthesia somaesthesia somatic sensation
  2. the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
       Synonyms: somesthesia somesthesis somaesthesia somaesthesis somataesthesis somatosensory system somatic sensory system somatic sense

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