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acmesthesia

or ac·maes·the·sia

[ak-muh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
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noun Psychology.
  1. awareness of sharp points through the sense of touch without experiencing pain.
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Origin of acmesthesia

< Greek akm(ḗ) acme + esthesia
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acmesthesia in Medicine

acmesthesia

(ăk′mĕs-thēzhə)
n.
  1. Sensitivity to pinprick.
  2. A sensation of a sharp point on the skin.
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