aesthesia

[ es-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ɛsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun

Also aes·the·sis [es-thee-sis] /ɛsˈθi sɪs/.

Definition for aesthesia (2 of 2)

esthesia

or aes·the·sia

[ es-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ɛsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun

capacity for sensation or feeling; sensitivity.

Origin of esthesia

1875–80; < Greek aísthēs(is) (see esthesis) + -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for aesthesia (1 of 2)

aesthesia

US esthesia

/ (iːsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

the normal ability to experience sensation, perception, or sensitivity

Word Origin for aesthesia

C20: back formation from anaesthesia

British Dictionary definitions for aesthesia (2 of 2)

esthesia

/ (iːsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

a US spelling of aesthesia
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Medicine definitions for aesthesia (1 of 2)

aesthesia


n.

The ability to feel or perceive.

Medicine definitions for aesthesia (2 of 2)

esthesia

[ ĕs-thēzhə ]

n.

Variant ofaesthesia
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