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protopathic

Pronunciation: pro'to-path'ik

Definition: Denoting a supposedly primitive set or system of peripheral sensory nerve fibers conducting a low order of pain and temperature sensibility that is poorly localized.

[proto- + G. pathos, suffering]

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