epicritic


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ep·i·crit·ic

 (ĕp′ĭ-krĭt′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to sensory nerve fibers that enable the perception of slight differences in the intensity of stimuli, especially touch or temperature.

[Greek epikritikos, decisive, from epikritēs, decider, from epikrīnein, to decide : epi-, epi- + krīnein, to judge; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

epicritic

(ˌɛpɪˈkrɪtɪk)
adj
(Physiology) (of certain nerve fibres of the skin) serving to perceive and distinguish fine variations of temperature or touch
[C20: from Greek epikritikos decisive, from epikrinein to decide, from epi- + krinein to judge]

ep•i•crit•ic

(ˌɛp ɪˈkrɪt ɪk)

adj.
of or pertaining to neurons that are responsive to fine variations in touch or temperature.
[1900–05; < Greek epikrítikos determinative =epikri-, variant s. of epikrinein to judge]
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