A variation in the degree of the sensory response to a cutaneous stimulus as the stimulus crosses different areas on the surface of the skin.

Nearby words

  1. hetaerism,
  2. hetaeristic,
  3. hetaira,
  4. heterarchy,
  5. heteraxial,
  6. hetero,
  7. hetero-,
  8. heteroagglutinin,
  9. heteroantibody,
  10. heteroantiserum

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