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

Other Words from hyperesthesia

hyperesthetic \ˌhī-pər-es-ˈthe-tik \ 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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hyperesthesia

noun
hy·per·es·the·sia
variants: or chiefly British hyperaesthesia \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

Other Words from hyperesthesia

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

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