epicritic

adjective ep·i·crit·ic \ ˌe-pə-ˈkri-tik \

Definition of epicritic

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

Origin and Etymology of epicritic

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


Medical Dictionary

epicritic

adjective ep·i·crit·ic \ ˌep-ə-ˈkrit-ik \

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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