variant of algo- as final element of a compound word: neuralgia.
Also -algy.

Origin of -algia

< New Latin < Greek; see algo-, -ia

Words nearby -algia

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British Dictionary definitions for -algia


n combining form

denoting pain or a painful condition of the part specifiedneuralgia; odontalgia

Derived forms of -algia

-algic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -algia

from Greek algos pain
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Medical definitions for -algia



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