Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Situated or originating upon the periphery or external surface of the body: specifically applied to feelings or sensations originating at the ends of nerves distributed on the outer surface: opposed to entoperipheral: as, the sensation produced by touching an object with the finger is an epiperipheral sensation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol.) Connected with, or having its origin upon, the external surface of the body; -- especially applied to the feelings which originate at the extremities of nerves distributed on the outer surface, as the sensation produced by touching an object with the finger; -- opposed to entoperipheral.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective physiology Connected with, or having its origin upon, the external surface of the body; especially applied to the feelings that originate at the extremities of nerves, as for example when touching an object with the finger.

Etymologies

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epi- +‎ peripheral

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