kine-, kin-, kino-, kinesio-, kinesi-, kineto-, kinet-, -kinesia, -kinesis, -kinetic, -kinesias, -kineses, -kinetical, -kinetically

(Greek: move, set in motion; muscular activity)

1. The study of the ways in which people use body movements; such as, shrugging to communicate without speaking.
2. The systematic study of the body and the use of its static and dynamic position as a means of communication.
kinesi-esthesiometer, kinesiesthesiometer (noun); kinesi-esthesiometers; kinesiesthesiometers (pl)
An instrument for testing joint sensations, such as of the arms, hands, feet, and legs: Greg, the physiotherapist, used the kinesiesthesiometer to help him plan a therapy program for his client.
An instrument for measuring bodily movements.
The study of the anatomy with respect to movement.
kinesipathist, kinesipath (s) (noun); kinesipathists; kinesipaths (pl)
A non-medical person who treats diseases by various kinds of movements: Joe's uncle was a kinesipathist, a practitioner who used various muscular motions as a remedy for illnesses.
kinesipathy (s) (noun) (no pl)
The treatment of diseases by muscular action; kinesitherapy; kinesiatrics: Dr. Roberts suggestion that Jane take sessions in kinesipathy, including gymnastics, in order to cure her motor disturbances.
kinesiphony, kinesiophony
1. Sounds made by movements or motions.
2. Certain movements that cause sounds.
Physical therapy involving motion and a range of motion exercises. Also: kinesiatrics, kinesiotherapy, kinetotherapy.
A compulsion for movement; an excessive desire to be on the move.
kinesophobia, kinetophobia (s) (noun); kinesophobias, kinetophobias (pl)
1. An excessive aversion to movement: Some people may have kinesophobia as a result of balance problems or inner-ear disorders and so they may have a greater fear of motions because of their reduced ability to adjust physically to them.
2. Etymology: from Greek kinein, "to move" + phobia, "fear, extreme fear of, or a dread of".
kinestasis (s) (noun) (no plural)
A method used in making films which employs still photographs: For the visual presentation of kinestasis the images are projected by a motion-picture projector whereby the images inside the frames do not move, but do create an illusion of movement.
kinesthesia, kinaesthesia (s) (noun); kinesthesias; kinaesthesias (pl)
1. The normal sensation or perception of movements of the body or its parts: After Ingrid's broken arm healed, she was happy when her physician, Dr. Black, told her that she would have her kinesthesia back again.
2. An illusion of moving in space: While sleeping, Hayden often dreamed that he was experiencing kinesthesias as if he were an astronaut beyond the earth.

Related "move, motion" word units: cine-; mobil-; mot-, mov-; oscillo-; seismo-; vibro-.