epicritic(redirected from epicritic sensibility)
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Of or relating to sensory nerve fibers that enable the perception of slight differences in the intensity of stimuli, especially touch or temperature.
(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)
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]