Definition of hypesthesia in US English:

hypesthesia

(British hypaesthesia)

noun

  • A diminished capacity for physical sensation, especially of the skin.

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

hypesthesia

/ˌhīpəs-/