proprioception[prō′prē ə sep′s̸hən]
Physiol. the normal awareness of one's posture, movement, balance, and location based on the sensations received by the proprioceptors
The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.
Origin of proprioceptionLatin proprius, one's own; see per1 in Indo-European roots + (re)ception.
(countable and uncountable, plural proprioceptions)
From Latin proprius (“one's own").