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or hypaesthesia

[hip-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, hahy-puh s-] /ˌhɪp əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌhaɪ pəs-/
noun, Pathology.
an abnormally weak sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch.
Also, hypoesthesia [hahy-poh-es-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌhaɪ poʊ ɛsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/ (Show IPA).
Compare hyperesthesia.
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[hip-uh s-thee-zik, -sik, hahy-puh s-] /ˌhɪp əsˈθi zɪk, -sɪk, ˌhaɪ pəs-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • 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


/ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːzɪə; ˌhaɪ-/
the usual US spelling of hypaesthesia
Derived Forms
hypesthesic (ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːsɪk; ˌhaɪ-) adjective
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hypesthesia in Medicine

hypesthesia hy·pes·the·sia (hī'pĭs-thē'zhə)
Variant of hypoesthesia.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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