Meaning of allachaesthesia in English:


(also allachesthesia)

Pronunciation /ˌaləkɪsˈθiːzɪə/ /ˌaləkɪsˈθiːʒə/


historical Medicine
  • Originally: displacement of a sensation of touch to a different point on the same side of the body as that to which the stimulus was applied; compare allochiria . In later use: = allaesthesia .


Late 19th century. From ancient Greek ἀλλαχῇ elsewhere (from ἄλλος other + -αχῇ (in e.g. τετραχῇ in four parts)) + -αισθησία (in ἀναισθησία; compare also Hellenistic Greek δυσαισθησία).