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epicritic

 [ep″ĭ-krit´ik]
determining accurately; said of cutaneous nerve fibers sensitive to fine variations of touch or temperature.
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ep·i·crit·ic

(ep'i-krit'ik),
That aspect of somatic sensation that permits the discrimination and the topographic localization of the finer degrees of touch and temperature stimuli. Compare: protopathic.
[G. epikritikos, adjudicatory, fr. epi, on, + krinō, to separate, judge]
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epicritic

(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.
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epicritic

adjective Referring to fine touch and temperature sensation.
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ep·i·crit·ic

, epicritic sensibility (ep'i-krit'ik, sen'si-bil'i-tē)
The aspect of somatic sensation that permits the discrimination and the topographic localization of the finer degrees of touch and temperature stimuli.
Compare: protopathic
[G. epikritikos, adjudicatory, fr. epi, on, + krinō, to separate, judge]
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epicritic

Pertaining to fine degrees of discrimination, as in delicate touch sensation.
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