from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See hyperæsthesia.

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

  • noun Same as hyperæsthesia.

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

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


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

    May 17, 2008