pallesthesia

noun
pall·es·the·sia
variants: or British pallaesthesia \ˌpal-es-ˈthē-zh(ē-)ə \

Medical Definition of pallesthesia 

: awareness or perception of vibration especially as transmitted through skin and bones

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