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algesia

[al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh]
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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. sensitivity to pain; hyperesthesia.

Origin of algesia

< New Latin < Greek álgēs(is) feeling of pain + New Latin -ia -ia
Related formsal·ge·sic [al-jee-zik, -sik] /ælˈdʒi zɪk, -sɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for algesic

algesia

noun
  1. physiol the capacity to feel pain
Derived Formsalgesic or algetic, adjective

Word Origin

New Latin from Greek algēsis sense of pain
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algesic in Medicine

algesic

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Relating to hypersensitivity to pain.
  2. Relating to or causing pain.

algesia

([object Object])
n.
  1. Hypersensitivity to pain.algesthesia
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