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hypesthesia

or hyp·aes·the·sia

[hip-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, hahy-puh s-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormally weak sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch.
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Also hy·po·es·the·sia [hahy-poh-es-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌhaɪ poʊ ɛsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/.
Compare hyperesthesia.

Origin of hypesthesia

Related formshyp·es·the·sic [hip-uh s-thee-zik, -sik, hahy-puh s-] /ˌhɪp əsˈθi zɪk, -sɪk, ˌhaɪ pəs-/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • There are likely to be spots of hyperesthesia or hypesthesia or even complete anesthesia somewhere on the skin.

    Psychotherapy

    James J. Walsh


British Dictionary definitions for hypesthesia

hypesthesia

noun
  1. the usual US spelling of hypaesthesia
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Derived Formshypesthesic (ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːsɪk, ˌhaɪ-), adjective
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hypesthesia in Medicine

hypesthesia

(hī′pĭs-thēzhə)
n.
  1. Variant ofhypoesthesia