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paraesthesia

[par-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. paresthesia.
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Related formspar·aes·thet·ic [par-uh s-thet-ik] /ˌpær əsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective

paresthesia

or par·aes·the·sia

[par-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormal sensation, as prickling, itching, etc.
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Origin of paresthesia

From New Latin, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at par-, esthesia
Related formspar·es·thet·ic [par-is-thet-ik] /ˌpær ɪsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Related Words for paraesthesia

numbness, sensation, tingle, formication, paraesthesia, paresthesia, prickling, tingling

British Dictionary definitions for paraesthesia

paraesthesia

US paresthesia

noun
  1. pathol an abnormal or inappropriate sensation in an organ, part, or area of the skin, as of burning, prickling, tingling, etc
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Derived Formsparaesthetic or US paresthetic (ˌpærɛsˈθɛtɪk), adjective

paresthesia

noun
  1. pathol the usual US spelling of paraesthesia
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Derived Formsparesthetic (ˌpærɛsˈθɛtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for paraesthesia

n.

also paresthesia, 1835, from para- (here "disordered") + Greek aisthesis "perception" (see anaesthesia).

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paraesthesia in Medicine

paraesthesia

(părĭs-thēzhə)
n.
  1. Variant ofparesthesia
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paresthesia

n.
  1. A skin sensation, such as burning, prickling, itching, or tingling, with no apparent physical cause.
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Related formspar′es•thetic (-thĕtĭk) adj.
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