Definition of epicritic in English:

epicritic

adjective

Physiology
  • Relating to or denoting those sensory nerve fibers of the skin that 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 judgment over from epi upon or over + krinein to judge.

Pronunciation:

epicritic

/ˌepəˈkridik/