algesia

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

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 algesic

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 algesic (1 of 2)

algesic
[ ăl-jēzĭk ]

adj.

Relating to hypersensitivity to pain.
Relating to or causing pain.

Medical definitions for algesic (2 of 2)

algesia
[ ăl-jēzē-ə, -zhə ]

n.

Hypersensitivity to pain.algesthesia
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