Definition of epicritic in English:


Syllabification: ep·i·crit·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌepiˈkritik


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.
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  • Active mobility, reflexes and epicritic sensory testing were normal.


early 20th century: from Greek epikritikos 'giving judgment over', from epi 'upon or over' + krinein 'to judge'.

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