hypoesthesia

[ hahy-poh-es-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ poʊ ɛsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun

Origin of hypoesthesia

Definition for hypoesthesia (2 of 2)

hypesthesia

or hyp·aes·the·sia

[ hip-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, hahy-puh s- ]
/ ˌhɪp əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌhaɪ pəs- /

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 forms

hyp·es·the·sic [hip-uh s-thee-zik, -sik, hahy-puh s-] /ˌhɪp əsˈθi zɪk, -sɪk, ˌhaɪ pəs-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypoesthesia

hypesthesia

/ (ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːzɪə, ˌhaɪ-) /

noun

the usual US spelling of hypaesthesia

Derived Forms

hypesthesic (ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːsɪk, ˌhaɪ-), adjective
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Medicine definitions for hypoesthesia (1 of 2)

hypoesthesia

[ hī′pō-ĭs-thēzhə ]

n.

Partial loss of sensitivity to sensory stimuli; diminished sensation.

Related forms

hy′pes•thesic (-thēzĭk) null adj.

Medicine definitions for hypoesthesia (2 of 2)

hypesthesia

[ hī′pĭs-thēzhə ]

n.

Variant ofhypoesthesia
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