hypaesthesia

[hip-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, hahy-puh s-]

hypesthesia

or hyp·aes·the·sia

[hip-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, hahy-puh s-]
noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormally weak sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch.
Also hy·po·es·the·sia [hahy-poh-es-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌhaɪ poʊ ɛsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/.
Compare hyperesthesia.

Origin of hypesthesia

Related formshyp·es·the·sic [hip-uh s-thee-zik, -sik, hahy-puh s-] /ˌhɪp əsˈθi zɪk, -sɪk, ˌhaɪ pəs-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypaesthesia

hypaesthesia

US hypesthesia

noun
  1. pathol a reduced sensibility to touch
Derived Formshypaesthesic or US hypesthesic (ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːsɪk, ˌhaɪ-), adjective

hypesthesia

noun
  1. the usual US spelling of hypaesthesia
Derived Formshypesthesic (ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːsɪk, ˌhaɪ-), adjective
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hypaesthesia in Medicine

hypesthesia

[hī′pĭs-thēzhə]
n.
  1. Variant ofhypoesthesia
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