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neuralgia

[noo-ral-juh, nyoo-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.

Origin of neuralgia

First recorded in 1815–25; neur- + -algia
Related formsneu·ral·gic, adjectivean·ti·neu·ral·gic, adjective, nounpost·neu·ral·gic, adjectivepre·neu·ral·gic, adjectiveun·neu·ral·gic, adjective
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neuralgia

noun
  1. severe spasmodic pain caused by damage to or malfunctioning of a nerve and often following the course of the nerve
Derived Formsneuralgic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for neuralgic

neuralgia

n.

1807, from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + -algia. Probably formed on model of French névralgie (1801). Related: Neuralgic.

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neuralgic in Medicine

neuralgia

(nu-răljə)
n.
  1. Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.neurodynia
Related formsneu•ralgic adj.
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