algesia

[ al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh ]
/ ælˈdʒi zi ə, -si ə /

noun Medicine/Medical.

sensitivity to pain; hyperesthesia.

Origin of algesia

< New Latin < Greek álgēs(is) feeling of pain + New Latin -ia -ia

Related forms

al·ge·sic [al-jee-zik, -sik] /ælˈdʒi zɪk, -sɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for algesia

algesia

/ (ælˈdʒiːzɪə, -sɪə) /

noun

physiol the capacity to feel pain

Derived Forms

algesic or algetic, adjective

Word Origin for algesia

New Latin from Greek algēsis sense of pain
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Medicine definitions for algesia

algesia

[ ăl-jēzē-ə, -zhə ]

n.

Hypersensitivity to pain.algesthesia
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