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acmesthesia

[ak-muh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌæk məsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun, Psychology
1.
awareness of sharp points through the sense of touch without experiencing pain.
Also, acmaesthesia.
Origin
< Greek akm() acme + esthesia
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acmaesthesia in Medicine

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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