Kinesis definition

kə-nēsĭs, kī-
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Movement or activity of an organism in response to a stimulus such as light.
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Movement or activity of an organism in response to a stimulus such as light.
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Motion.

Photokinesis.

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(physiol.) Physical movement, esp. involuntary random movement resulting from a particular stimulus.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kinesis
Plural:
kineses

Origin of kinesis

  • Greek kīnēsis movement from kīnein to move kei-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Greek kīnēsis movement kinesis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek κίνησις (kinēsis, “motion, movement”).

    From Wiktionary