Erethistic
Erethistic Er`e*this"tic, a. [Gr. ? irritating.] Relating to erethism.

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  • erethistic — erethisˈtic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑erethism * * * erethistic, a. (ɛrɪˈθɪstɪk) [ad. Gr. ἐρεθιστικός, f. ἐρεθίζειν to irritate.] Relating to erethism. In mod. Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • erethism — erethismic, erethistic /er euh this tik/, erethitic /er euh thit ik/, erethic /euh reth ik, e reth /, adj. /er euh thiz euhm/, n. Physiol. an unusual or excessive degree of irritability or stimulation in an organ or tissue. [1790 1800; < F… …   Universalium

  • erethism — /ˈɛrəθɪzəm/ (say eruhthizuhm) noun an unusual or excessive degree of irritability or stimulation in an animal organ or tissue. {Greek erethismos irritation} –erethismic /ɛrəˈθɪzmɪk/ (say eruh thizmik), erethistic /ɛrəˈθɪstɪk/ (say eruh thistik),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • erethism —   n. abnormal excitability.    ♦ erethismic,    ♦ erethistic,    ♦ erethitic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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