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hyperesthesia

noun hy·per·es·the·sia \ˌhī-pər-es-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of hyperesthesia

  1. :  unusual or pathological sensitivity of the skin or of a particular sense

hyperesthetic play \-ˈthe-tik\ adjective


Variants of hyperesthesia

also hyperaesthesia \ˌhī-pər-es-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə\

Origin of hyperesthesia

New Latin, from hyper- + -esthesia (as in anesthesia)


First Known Use: circa 1852


Medical Dictionary

hyperesthesia

noun hy·per·es·the·sia

Medical Definition of hyperesthesia

  1. :  unusual or pathological sensitivity of the skin or of a particular sense to stimulation <tactile hyperesthesia of the leg>

hyperesthetic or chiefly British hyperaesthetic \-ˈthet-ik\play adjective


Variants of hyperesthesia

or chiefly British hyperaesthesia \ˌhī-pə-res-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə\play

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