Definition of epicritic in US English:

epicritic

adjective

Physiology
  • Relating to or denoting those sensory nerve fibers of the skin which are capable of fine discrimination of touch or temperature stimuli.

    Often contrasted with protopathic
    • ‘Active mobility, reflexes and epicritic sensory testing were normal.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from Greek epikritikos ‘giving judgement over’, from epi ‘upon or over’ + krinein ‘to judge’.

Pronunciation

epicritic

/ˌepəˈkridik/