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noun Pathology.
  1. pain in a joint.
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Origin of arthralgia

First recorded in 1840–50; arthr- + -algia
Related formsar·thral·gic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Arthralgia—that is, pains in the joints—is also very common; it seldom occurs alone, but in combination with other symptoms.

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  • The total percentage of cases of lead-poisoning, in which arthralgia occurs, varies from 32 to 57 per cent.

British Dictionary definitions for arthralgia


  1. pathol pain in a joint
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Derived Formsarthralgic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for arthralgia


"pain in a joint," 1848, from Greek arthron "joint" (see arm (n.1)) + -algia.

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arthralgia in Medicine


  1. Severe pain in a joint.arthrodynia
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Related formsar•thralgic (-jĭk) adj.
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