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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: het'er-es-the'ze-a

Definition: A change occurring in the degree (either plus or minus) of the sensory response to a cutaneous stimulus as the latter crosses a certain line on the surface.

[heter- + G. aisthesis, sensation]

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