hyperesthesia

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

Definition of hyperesthesia

  1. :  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)


First Known Use: circa 1852


Medical Dictionary

hyperesthesia

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

hyperaesthesia

\ˌhī-pə-res-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə\play

Medical Definition of hyperesthesia

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

hyperesthetic

or chiefly British

hyperaesthetic

\-ˈthet-ik\play adjective

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