[ dis-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌdɪs əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

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.

Nearby words

  1. dysembryoma,
  2. dysencephalia splanchnocystica,
  3. dysentery,
  4. dyserethism,
  5. dysergia,
  6. dysfibrinogenemia,
  7. dysfluency,
  8. dysfunction,
  9. dysfunctional,
  10. dysfunctional uterine bleeding

Origin of dysesthesia

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

Related formsdys·es·thet·ic [dis-is-thet-ik] /ˌdɪs ɪsˈθɛt ɪk/, dys·aes·thet·ic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for dysesthesia


[ dĭs′ĭs-thēzhə ]


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

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