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hyperaphia

[hahy-per-ey-fee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈeɪ fi ə/
noun, Pathology.
1.
abnormal sensitivity to touch.
Origin of hyperaphia
hyper- + Greek aph(ḗ) touch + -ia
Related forms
hyperaphic
[hahy-per-af-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈæf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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hyperaphia in Medicine

hyperaphia hy·per·a·phi·a (hī'pər-ā'fē-ə, -āf'ē-ə)
n.
Extreme sensitivity to touch.


hy'per·aph'ic (-āf'ĭk) adj.
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