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A.Word.A.Day--dysesthesiaPronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
dysesthesia (dis-es-THEE-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh) noun
1. Any impairment of the senses, especially of the sense of touch.
2. A condition in which light physical contact of the skin causes pain.
[New Latin, from Greek dysaisthesia.]
"They can also experience dysesthesias, bizarre unpleasant sensations such as feeling you have a hot poker sticking in your leg ..." Alexandria Berger, Many Are Paying Price For Past Pesticide Use, The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star, Feb 7, 2000.
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