Definition of epicritic in English:

epicritic

Syllabification: ep·i·crit·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌepiˈkritik
 
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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.
More example sentences
  • 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'.

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