Definition of hypaesthesia in English:

hypaesthesia

(US hypesthesia)

noun

  • [mass noun] A diminished capacity for physical sensation, especially of the skin.

    • ‘Axillary nerve injury is most common and is associated with decreased active contraction of the deltoid muscle and hypesthesia over deltoid.’
    • ‘Typical symptoms are pain, paresthesia, hypesthesia, or numbness in the median nerve distribution of the hand.’
    • ‘Individuals with autonomic neuropathy also may experience paresthesia, allodynia and hypesthesia.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from hypo- ‘below’ + Greek aisthēsis sensation.

Pronunciation:

hypaesthesia

/ˌhʌɪpiːsˈθiːzɪə//ˌhʌɪpɛsˈθiːzɪə/