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[hahy-poh-sen-si-tiv-i-tee] /ˌhaɪ poʊˌsɛn sɪˈtɪv ɪ ti/

noun, plural hyposensitivities. Pathology.
low or diminished to stimulation.

hyposensitivity hy·po·sen·si·tiv·i·ty (hī’pō-sěn’sĭ-tĭv’ĭ-tē)
Less than normal sensitivity to a foreign agent, such as an allergen, in which the response is unusually delayed or lessened in degree. Also called hypoergia.
hy’po·sen’si·tive adj.


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