aesth-, esth-, aesthe-, esthe-, aesthesio-, esthesio-, aesthesia-, -esthesia, -aesthetic, -esthetic, -aesthetical, -esthetical, -aesthetically, -esthetically
(Greek: feeling, sensation, perception)
Dr. Johnson, the dermatologist, preferred to use the least intrusive procedures when removing warts, etc. from the skin, so he administered a crymoanesthesia.
2. A general term for clairvoyance, clairaudience, and other types of paranormal cognition in which the sensory stimulus is unknown: In the darkened room, Ms. Arcotti was experiencing cryptesthesia as she sensed a shiver going down her spine because she was convinced there were spirits in the room.
There are some adults who suffer from dermatesthesias and who have to be very careful about sunburns and other potential discomforts or ailments.
2. A difficulty or derangement of sensation, or of any bodily senses; also applied to a class of diseases of which this is a symptom: The hospital team diagnosed Sarina as having dysesthesia because of the range of neurological symptoms which she was experiencing.
3. Abnormal sensations experienced with the absence of any stimulations: Mike was upset by the unusual dysesthesias he was feeling on his left arm and so he went to see a neurologist.
4. An unusual distortion of the sense of touch: As a result of the dysesthesia which he had developed, Oscar noticed that even the soft velvet cushion on the chair felt hard and scratchy.
Dysesthesia may be caused by some abnormal organic or mental conditions.
Other terms that have the same meaning as ergoesthesiograph include "ergometer" and "ergograph".
2. Conveying sensations from the external organs to the brain or nerve centers: The esthesiodic nerve endings in Iva's fingers let her know when she was touching hot or cold surfaces.