parakinesis etymology

English word parakinesis comes from English -kinesis (Movement, motion.), English para-

Detailed word origin of parakinesis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-kinesis English (eng) Movement, motion.
para- English (eng) Forming words relating to disability sport (obsolete, not productive) to guard against, to avert, to shield from; to provide protection against, defence from Parachute. (organic chemistry) In isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in opposite positions (compare ortho- and meta-.). Abnormal, incorrect. Above, beyond. Beside, near, alongside. Resembling.
parakinesis English (eng) (archaic) A supposed paranormal phenomenon where the relatively small force imparted to an object is not sufficient to explain the degree of resulting movement.. (medicine) The incorporation of a choreic or involuntary movement into a voluntary one.

Words with the same origin as parakinesis

Descendants of -kinesis
acrokinesis aerokinesis amphikinesis autokinesis biokinesis chemokinesis diakinesis ferrokinesis geokinesis hydrokinesis hypokinesis metakinesis microkinesis neurokinesis nucleokinesis optokinesis orthokinesis photokinesis pryokinesis psychokinesis teek telekinesis telekinetic thermokinesis
Descendants of para-
paracentral paracopulatory paracotylar paracrystal parajump paralanguage paralegal paralinguistically paramagnet paramedic paramilitary paramorph paramutable paraneoplastic paranormal paraplegic parapsychologist parapsychology paraschoepite parasynchronized paratroops paratype paraxylene paroccipital parotid