acmaesthesia

acmesthesia

[ak-muhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Psychology.
awareness of sharp points through the sense of touch without experiencing pain.
Also, acmaesthesia.


Origin:
< Greek akm() acme + esthesia

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acmesthesia ac·mes·the·si·a (āk'měs-thē'zē-ə, -zhə)
n.

  1. Sensitivity to pinprick.

  2. A sensation of a sharp point on the skin.

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