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algesia

[ al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh ]
/ ælˈdʒi zi ə, -si ə /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
sensitivity to pain; hyperesthesia.
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Origin of algesia

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

OTHER WORDS FROM algesia

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 of algesia

algesic or algetic, adjective

Word Origin for algesia

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

algesia
[ ăl-jēzē-ə, -zhə ]

n.
Hypersensitivity to pain.algesthesia
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