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protopathic

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adjective pro·to·path·ic \ˌprō-tə-ˈpa-thik\

Definition of protopathic

  1. :  of, relating to, or being cutaneous sensory reception responsive only to strong rather crude stimuli



Origin of protopathic

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Middle Greek prōtopathēs affected first, from Greek prōt- prot- + pathos experience, suffering — more at pathos


First Known Use: 1905


Medical Dictionary

protopathic

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adjective pro·to·path·ic \ˌprōt-ə-ˈpath-ik\

Medical Definition of protopathic

  1. :  of, relating to, being, or mediating cutaneous sensory reception that is responsive only to rather gross stimuli—compare epicritic




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "protopathic"


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