Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

protopathic

play
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 and Etymology 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

play
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




Learn More about protopathic

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of protopathic


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up protopathic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize in a loud and angry way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

frenetic lazy melancholy philistine
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ