hypesthesia

noun
hyp·​es·​the·​sia | \ ˌhī-pes-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce hypesthesia (audio) , ˌhip-es- How to pronounce hypesthesia (audio) \
variants: or hypoesthesia \ ˌhī-​pō-​es-​ How to pronounce hypoesthesia (audio) \ or British hypaesthesia or hypoaesthesia

Medical Definition of hypesthesia

: impaired or decreased tactile sensibility

Other Words from hypesthesia

hypesthetic or hypoesthetic \ -​ˈthet-​ik How to pronounce hypoesthetic (audio) \ or British hypaesthetic or hypoaesthetic adjective

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“Hypesthesia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypesthesia. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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