or ac·maes·the·sia

[ak-muh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]

noun Psychology.

awareness of sharp points through the sense of touch without experiencing pain.

Origin of acmesthesia

< Greek akm(ḗ) acme + esthesia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

acmesthesia in Medicine




Sensitivity to pinprick.
A sensation of a sharp point on the skin.
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