or hyp·aes·the·sia

[ hip-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, hahy-puhs- ]

  1. an abnormally weak sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch.

Origin of hypesthesia

  • Also hy·po·es·the·sia [hahy-poh-es-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌhaɪ poʊ ɛsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/ .

Other words from hypesthesia

  • hyp·es·the·sic [hip-uhs-thee-zik, -sik, hahy-puhs-], /ˌhɪp əsˈθi zɪk, -sɪk, ˌhaɪ pəs-/, adjective

Words Nearby hypesthesia

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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


/ (ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːzɪə, ˌhaɪ-) /

  1. the usual US spelling of hypaesthesia

Derived forms of hypesthesia

  • hypesthesic (ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːsɪk, ˌhaɪ-), adjective

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