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British Dictionary definitions for nociceptive

nociceptive

adjective
  1. causing or reacting to pain

Word Origin

C20: from Latin nocēre to injure + (re)ceptive
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Word Origin and History for nociceptive

adj.

1904, from Latin noci-, comb. form of nocere "to do harm" (see innocuous) + second element from receptive.

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nociceptive in Medicine

nociceptive

(nō′sĭ-sĕptĭv)
adj.
  1. Causing pain. Used of a stimulus.
  2. Caused by or responding to a painful stimulus.
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