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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: trik'o-es-the'ze-a


  1. The sensation perceived when a hair is touched.
  2. A form of paresthesia in which there is a sensation as of a hair on the skin, on the mucous membrane of the mouth, or on the conjunctiva.

[tricho- + G. aisthesis, sensation]

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