epicritic

adjective
ep·​i·​crit·​ic | \ ˌe-pə-ˈkri-tik How to pronounce epicritic (audio) \

Definition of epicritic

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

First Known Use of epicritic

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epicritic

Greek epikritikos determinative, from epikrinein to decide, from epi- + krinein to judge — more at certain

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The first known use of epicritic was in 1905

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“Epicritic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicritic. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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epicritic

adjective
ep·​i·​crit·​ic | \ ˌep-ə-ˈkrit-ik How to pronounce epicritic (audio) \

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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