aesth-, esth-, aesthe-, esthe-, aesthesio-, esthesio-, aesthesia-, -esthesia, -aesthetic, -esthetic, -aesthetical, -esthetical, -aesthetically, -esthetically

(Greek: feeling, sensation, perception)

esthesiogenesis, aesthesiogenesis (s) (noun) (no pl)
The production of a reaction in a sensory zone of the body which includes a morbid degree of excitement or irritation in an organ: Uncle Steve experienced esthesiogenesis in his stomach whenever he ate certain foods to which he was allergic.
esthesiogenic, aesthesiogenic (adjective); more esthesiogenic, most esthesiogenic; more aesthesiogenic, most aesthesiogenic
Relating to the production, or to the cause, of a sensation: The esthesiogenic irritation on Mark's right hand caused a rash which itched a great deal.
esthesiography (s) (noun), esthesiographies (pl)
A written explanation or treatise about sensation, including both the sense organs and how sensation works: For her doctoral degree, Evelyn prepared an esthesiography about the various senses of the human body.
esthesiology (s) (noun) (no pl)
The science of sensations and sensory phenomena: Henry took advanced studies in the esoteric field of esthesiology so he could study the various perceptions of feelings in the human body.
esthesiomania (s) (noun), esthesiomanias (pl)
A mild degree of insanity caused by an alteration of, or a perversion of, the senses: Steve's obsessive compulsive disorder seemed to be exaggerated, bordering on more serious mental health issues or esthesiomania.
esthesioneure (s) (noun), esthesioneures (pl)
A neuron that receives input signals from sensory cells and from other neurons: While playing tennis, Rebecca injured one of her esthesioneures causing severe pain in her right hand while she was playing doubles.
esthesioneurosis (s) (noun), esthesioneuroses (pl)
Any disorder of the nerves or of sensation: Dr. Simmons, the famed neurologist, studied the various conditions of esthesioneurosis.
esthesionosus (s) (noun) (no pl)
Any malfunction, or disorder, or a disease, of the sensory nerves: The esthesionosus in Shareen's left hand included a slight twitching of her index finger which puzzled the neurologist.
esthesiophysiology, aesthesiophysiology (s) (noun) (no pl)
The biological or scientific study of the functions of sense organs and the field of sensations: Because Mildred was having difficulty smelling and tasting foods, her family doctor referred her to the department of esthesiophysiology at the university for a diagnosis.
esthesioscopy (s) (noun), esthesioscopies (pl)
The testing of tactile (touch) and other forms of sensibility: Dr. Jones, the neurologist, ran a series of esthesioscopies to try to determine the cause of the difficulty Iva was experiencing while tasting and smelling foods.
esthesis (s) (noun), estheses (pl)
The perception of the external world by the senses: Through her eyes, Polly experiences great esthesis of her natural environment, especially when she goes for walks.
esthesodic (adjective), more esthesodic, most esthesodic
Providing a path for sensory impulses, such as conveying sensations from the external organs to the brain or nerve centers: The esthesodic path from what Jim sees to what he perceives is through his optic nerves.
esthete (s) (noun), esthetes (pl)
Someone who appears to be sensitive to beauty and artistic expressions: Mr. Jamison, the town esthete, collects primitive art paintings done by local artists.
esthetic (adjective), more esthetic, most esthetic
Concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste: Thomasina had an esthetic understanding and appreciation of sunsets and tried to paint them as she saw them.
esthetic surgery (s) (noun), esthetic surgeries (pl)
A medical procedure that is performed to improve, to preserve, or to restore a person's appearance: Janine's cousin wanted to have esthetic surgery performed to enhance the shape of her nose.

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Related-word units meaning feeling: senso-; pass-, pati-; patho-.