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dysesthesia

[ dis-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌdɪs əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
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noun Pathology.
any impairment of the senses, especially of the sense of touch.
a condition in which light physical contact of the skin causes pain.
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Origin of dysesthesia

<New Latin <Greek dysaisthēsía.See dys-, esthesia

OTHER WORDS FROM dysesthesia

dys·es·thet·ic [dis-is-thet-ik], /ˌdɪs ɪsˈθɛt ɪk/, dys·aes·thet·ic, adjective
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Medical definitions for dysesthesia

dysesthesia
[ dĭs′ĭs-thēzhə ]

n.
Impairment of sensation, especially that of touch.
A condition in which an unpleasant sensation is produced by ordinary stimuli.
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