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epicritic

adjective ep·i·crit·ic \ˌe-pə-ˈkri-tik\

Definition of EPICRITIC

:  of, relating to, being, or mediating cutaneous sensory reception marked by accurate discrimination between small degrees of sensation
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Origin of EPICRITIC

Greek epikritikos determinative, from epikrinein to decide, from epi- + krinein to judge — more at certain
First Known Use: 1905
Medical Dictionary

epicritic

adjective ep·i·crit·ic \ˌep-ə-ˈkrit-ik\

Medical Definition of EPICRITIC

:  of, relating to, being, or mediating cutaneous sensory reception that is marked by accurate discrimination between small degrees of sensation—compare protopathic

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