pallanesthesia

noun pall·anesthesia \ˌpal+\

Definition of pallanesthesia

  1. :  loss of sensitivity to vibrational stimulus (as from a tuning fork)

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Origin and Etymology of pallanesthesia

New Latin, from Greek pallein to shake, brandish + New Latin anesthesia — more at polemic


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