[ hahy-poh-sen-si-tiv-i-tee ]
/ ˌhaɪ poʊˌsɛn sɪˈtɪv ɪ ti /
noun, plural hy·po·sen·si·tiv·i·ties. Pathology.
low or diminished sensitivity to stimulation.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hyposensitivityhy·po·sen·si·tive, adjective
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Medical definitions for hyposensitivity
[ hī′pō-sĕn′sĭ-tĭv′ĭ-tē ]
Less than normal sensitivity to a foreign agent, such as an allergen, in which the response is unusually delayed or lessened in degree.hypoergia
Other words from hyposensitivityhy′po•sen′si•tive adj.
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