n. [Gr. stereos, solid; kinesis, movement]
A reflex sensitivity inhibition due to passive contact stimuli; thigmotaxis.

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  • stereokinesis — stereo·kinesis …   English syllables

  • stereokinesis — “+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from stere + kinesis : a state of immobilization in an insect following strong mechanical stimulation …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypnosis — n. [Gr. hypnos, sleep] A state of fatigue or inhibition due to excessive mechanical stimuli affecting the nervous system; reflex immobilization; see stereokinesis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • reflex immobilization — see hypnosis, stereokinesis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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