sensitivity to pain; hyperesthesia.
Origin of algesia
< New Latin < Greek álgēs(is) feeling of pain + New Latin -ia -ia
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physiol the capacity to feel pain
Word Origin for algesia
New Latin from Greek algēsis sense of pain
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Hypersensitivity to pain.algesthesia
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