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Pronunciation: ep'i-krit'ik

Definition: That aspect of somatic sensation that permits the discrimination and the topographic localization of the finer degrees of touch and temperature stimuli.

[G. epikritikos, adjudicatory, fr. epi, on, + krino, to separate, judge]

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