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[par-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌpær əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/

noun, Pathology.
(pathol) an abnormal or inappropriate sensation in an organ, part, or area of the skin, as of burning, prickling, tingling, etc

also paresthesia, 1835, from para- (here “disordered”) + Greek aisthesis “perception” (see anaesthesia).

paraesthesia par·aes·the·sia (pār’ĭs-thē’zhə)
Variant of paresthesia.


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