protopathic


pro·to·path·ic

adjective \ˌprō-tə-ˈpa-thik\

Definition of PROTOPATHIC

:  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

pro·to·path·ic

adjective \ˌprōt-ə-ˈpath-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROTOPATHIC

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

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