The inability to feel touch. From the Greek prefix an, not + Greek haphe, touch = inability to (feel) touch. A person with anaphia is said to be anaptic.
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Absence of the sense of touch. SYN: anhaphia. [G. an- priv. + haphe, touch]

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ana·phia (ə-naґfe-ə) [an- + Gr. haphē touch + -ia] tactile anesthesia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Anaptic — Suffering from an impaired sense of touch, (a state called anaphia) or tactile anesthesia. An anaptic person has anaphia (an, not + Greek haphe, touch = inability to (feel) touch. * * * Relating to anaphia. * * * anap·tic (ə napґtik) marked… …   Medical dictionary

  • anhaphia — SYN: anaphia. * * * an·ha·phia (an haґfe ə) anaphia …   Medical dictionary

  • tactile anesthesia — loss or impairment of the sense of touch; called also anaphia. Cf. paraphia …   Medical dictionary

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