protopathic

adjective pro·to·path·ic \ ˌprō-tə-ˈpa-thik \

Definition of protopathic

: of, relating to, or being cutaneous sensory reception responsive only to strong rather crude stimuli

Origin and Etymology of protopathic

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Middle Greek prōtopathēs affected first, from Greek prōt- prot- + pathos experience, suffering — more at pathos


Medical Dictionary

protopathic

adjective pro·to·path·ic \ ˌprōt-ə-ˈpath-ik \

medical Definition of protopathic

: of, relating to, being, or mediating cutaneous sensory reception that is responsive only to rather gross stimuli — compare epicritic

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