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hyperaesthesia

[hahy-per-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. hyperesthesia.
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hyperesthesia

or hy·per·aes·the·sia

[hahy-per-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormally acute sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch; algesia.
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Compare hypesthesia.

Origin of hyperesthesia

First recorded in 1840–50; hyper- + esthesia
Related formshy·per·es·thet·ic [hahy-per-uh s-thet-ik] /ˌhaɪ pər əsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hyperaesthesia

Historical Examples

  • It may be accounted a form of hyperaesthesia and no doubt has a nervous expression, but it is not the less psychic in its origin.

    Second Sight

    Sepharial

  • The reaction from the battle-field produced a condition of hyperaesthesia in which all the theatrical values were altered.

    Heartbreak House

    George Bernard Shaw


British Dictionary definitions for hyperaesthesia

hyperaesthesia

US hyperesthesia

noun
  1. pathol increased sensitivity of any of the sense organs, esp of the skin to cold, heat, pain, etc
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Derived Formshyperaesthetic or US hyperesthetic (ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθɛtɪk), adjective

hyperesthesia

noun
  1. pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaesthesia
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Derived Formshyperesthetic, adjective
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hyperaesthesia in Medicine

hyperaesthesia

(hī′pər-ĭs-thēzhə)
n.
  1. Variant ofhyperesthesia

hyperesthesia

Related formshy′per•es•thetic (-thĕtĭk) adj.