- 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 by anaphia (tactile anesthesia).
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Anaphia — 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. * * * Absence of the sense of touch. SYN: anhaphia. [G. an priv. + haphe, touch] * * *… … Medical dictionary