Epiperipheral

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Epiperipheral (Physiol) Connected with, or having its origin upon, the external surface of the body; -- especially applied to the feelings which originate at the extremities of nerves distributed on the outer surface, as the sensation produced by touching an object with the finger; -- opposed to entoperipheral.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • epiperipheral Situated or originating upon the periphery or external surface of the body: specifically applied to feelings or sensations originating at the ends of nerves distributed on the outer surface: opposed to entoperipheral: as, the sensation produced by touching an object with the finger is an epiperipheral sensation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Epiperipheral ep-i-pe-rif′e-ral situated on the periphery or outer surface of the body.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. epi-, + peripheral,