protopathic

adjective
pro·​to·​path·​ic | \ ˌprō-tə-ˈpa-thik How to pronounce protopathic (audio) \

Definition of protopathic

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

First Known Use of protopathic

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for protopathic

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

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The first known use of protopathic was in 1905

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“Protopathic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protopathic. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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protopathic

adjective
pro·​to·​path·​ic | \ ˌprōt-ə-ˈpath-ik How to pronounce protopathic (audio) \

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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