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Meaning of HYPERSENSITIVITY

Pronunciation:  h`Ipurs'ensutivutee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  extreme sensitivity
  2. [n]  pathological sensitivity
 

HYPERSENSITIVITY is a 16 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: cryaesthesia, cryesthesia, hypersensitivity reaction, predisposition, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sensitivity

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An increase in the immune reaction by the body to a foreign substance such as an antigen or allergen, often caused by previous exposure to the same substance. Many food allergies, such as to nuts, work in this manner.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: allergy, anaphylaxis, considerateness, delicacy, empathy, exquisiteness, fineness, hairsplitting, hypercriticism, hyperesthesia, hyperpathia, hypersensitiveness, identification, irritability, morbid sensibility, nervousness, overconscientiousness, overcriticalness, overfastidiousness, overmeticulousness, overniceness, overnicety, overparticularity, overrefinement, overscrupulousness, oversensibility, oversensitiveness, oversensitivity, oversqueamishness, overtenderness, passibility, perceptiveness, perceptivity, photophobia, prickliness, responsiveness, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sensitization, soreness, supersensitivity, sympathy, tact, tactfulness, temperamentalness, tenderness, tetchiness, thin skin, ticklishness, touchiness
 

 

 

 

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