cryptesthesia

[ krip-tuh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌkrɪp təsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun Psychology.

allegedly paranormal perception, as clairvoyance or clairaudience.

Nearby words

  1. cryptaesthesia,
  2. cryptanalysis,
  3. cryptanalytics,
  4. cryptanalyze,
  5. cryptectomy,
  6. cryptic,
  7. cryptitis,
  8. crypto,
  9. crypto-,
  10. crypto-jew

Origin of cryptesthesia

First recorded in 1920–25; crypt(o)- + esthesia

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Medicine definitions for cryptesthesia

cryptesthesia

n.

A mode of paranormal perception, such as clairvoyance.

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