noun Pathology.

abnormal sensitivity to touch.

Origin of hyperaphia

hyper- + Greek aph(ḗ) touch + -ia
Related formshy·per·aph·ic [hahy-per-af-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈæf ɪk/, adjective
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hyperaphia in Medicine


[hī′pər-āfē-ə, -ăfē-ə]


Extreme sensitivity to touch.
Related formshy′per•aphic (-ăfĭk) adj.
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