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- /

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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Example sentences from the Web for hypesthesia

  • 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
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Medical definitions for hypesthesia

hypesthesia
[ hī′pĭs-thēzhə ]

n.

Variant ofhypoesthesia
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