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epicritic Line breaks: epi|crit¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪˈkrɪtɪk/

Definition of epicritic in English:


Relating to or denoting those sensory nerve fibres of the skin which are capable of fine discrimination of touch or temperature stimuli. Often contrasted with protopathic.
Example sentences
  • Active mobility, reflexes and epicritic sensory testing were normal.


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

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