1. The form of sensation that perceives cold. 2. A sensation of cold although the body is warm; a chill. [psychro- + G. aisthesis, sensation]

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psy·chro·es·the·sia (si″kro-es-theґzhə) [psychro- + esthsia] a state in which a part of the body, though objectively warm when touched, is experienced as being cold.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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