hyperesthesia

noun
hy·​per·​es·​the·​sia | \ ˌhī-pər-es-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce hyperesthesia (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of hyperesthesia

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

Other Words from hyperesthesia

hyperesthetic \ ˌhī-​pər-​es-​ˈthe-​tik How to pronounce hyperesthetic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of hyperesthesia

circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperesthesia

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

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The first known use of hyperesthesia was circa 1852

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hyperesthesia

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

Medical Definition of hyperesthesia

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

Other Words from hyperesthesia

hyperesthetic or chiefly British hyperaesthetic \ -​ˈthet-​ik How to pronounce hyperaesthetic (audio) \ adjective

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