Physiol. physical movement, esp. involuntary random movement resulting from a particular stimulus
Origin of kinesisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek kin?sis, motion: see kinesiology
Origin of -kinesisFrom Greek k&imacron;n&emacron;sis, movement; see kinesis.
Movement or activity of an organism in response to a stimulus such as light.
Origin of kinesisGreek k&imacron;n&emacron;sis, movement, from k&imacron;nein, to move; see kei-2 in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural kineses)
- Unlike taxis, the movement can be in any direction or even random. Its rate — that is, the frequency of turning or reorientation, or of activity — depends on the intensity of the stimulation.
From Ancient Greek κίνησις (kinēsis, “motion, movement”).