hyperesthesia

noun hy·per·es·the·sia \ ˌhī-pər-es-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of hyperesthesia

:unusual or pathological sensitivity of the skin or of a particular sense

hyperesthetic

play \ˌhī-pər-es-ˈthe-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hyperesthesia

New Latin, from hyper- + -esthesia (as in anesthesia)


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hyperesthesia

noun hy·per·es·the·sia
variants: or chiefly British hyperaesthesia play \ˌhī-pə-res-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə\

medical Definition of hyperesthesia

:unusual or pathological sensitivity of the skin or of a particular sense to stimulation
  • tactile hyperesthesia of the leg

hyperesthetic

or chiefly British hyperaesthetic play \-ˈthet-ik\ adjective

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