or hyp·aes·the·sia

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

noun Pathology.

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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Historical Examples of hypesthesia

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


    James J. Walsh

British Dictionary definitions for hypesthesia



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




Variant ofhypoesthesia
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