stereognosis
The appreciation of the form of an object by means of touch. [stereo- + G. gnosis, knowledge]

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ste·re·og·no·sis .ster-ē-äg-'nō-səs, .stir- n ability to perceive or the perception of material qualities (as shape) of an object by handling or lifting it: tactile recognition

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n.
the ability to recognize the three-dimensional shape of an object by touch alone. This is a function of the association area of the parietal lobe of the brain. See also agnosia.

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ster·e·og·no·sis (ster″e-og-noґsis) [stereo- + Gr. gnōsis knowledge] 1. the faculty of perceiving and understanding the form and nature of objects by the sense of touch. 2. perception by the senses of the solidity of objects.

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