from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An abnormal or pathological increase in sensitivity to sensory stimuli, as of the skin to touch or the ear to sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Unusual or pathological sensitivity of the skin or of a particular sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as hyperæsthesia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See hyperæsthesia.


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  • An abnormally acute sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch; algesia.

    May 17, 2008