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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pal'es-the'ze-a

Definition: The appreciation of vibration, a form of pressure sense; most acute when a vibrating tuning fork is applied over a bony prominence.

Synonym(s): bone sensibility, pallesthetic sensibility, vibratory sensibility

[G. pallo, to quiver, + aisthesis, sensation]

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