The ability to distinguish differences of temperature. SYN: temperature sense, thermal sense, thermic sense, thermesthesia. [thermo- + G. aisthesis, sensation]

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ther·mo·es·the·sia (thur″mo-es-theґzhə) temperature sense.

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