Ep`i*pe*riph"er*al (?), a. [Pref. epi- + peripheral.] Physiol.
Connected with, or having its origin upon, the external surface of the body; -- especially applied to the feelings which originate at the extremities of nerves distributed on the outer surface, as the sensation produced by touching an object with the finger; -- opposed to entoperipheral.
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