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algesia

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

algesia

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

Word Origin for algesia

New Latin from Greek algēsis sense of pain
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algesia in Medicine

algesia

(ăl-jēzē-ə, -zhə)
n.
  1. Hypersensitivity to pain.algesthesia
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