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hypesthesia

or hyp·aes·the·sia

[ hip-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, hahy-puhs- ]
/ ˌhɪp əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌhaɪ pəs- /
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noun Pathology.
an abnormally weak sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM hypesthesia

hyp·es·the·sic [hip-uhs-thee-zik, -sik, hahy-puhs-], /ˌhɪp əsˈθi zɪk, -sɪk, ˌhaɪ pəs-/, adjective
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How to use hypesthesia in a sentence

  • There are likely to be spots of hyperesthesia or hypesthesia or even complete anesthesia somewhere on the skin.

    Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh

British Dictionary definitions for hypesthesia

hypesthesia
/ (ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːzɪə, ˌhaɪ-) /

noun
the usual US spelling of hypaesthesia

Derived forms of hypesthesia

hypesthesic (ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːsɪk, ˌhaɪ-), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for hypesthesia

hypesthesia
[ hī′pĭs-thēzhə ]

n.
Variant ofhypoesthesia
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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