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[ kaw-zal-jee-uh, -juh ]
/ kɔˈzæl dʒi ə, -dʒə /


a neuralgia distinguished by a burning pain along certain nerves, usually of the upper extremities.

Nearby words

cauquenes, cauri, caus., causa sine qua non, causal, causalgia, causality, causality paradox, causally, causation, causationism

Origin of causalgia

1870–75; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek kaûs(is) a burning + New Latin -algia -algia; see caustic
Related formscau·sal·gic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for causalgia


/ (kɔːˈzældʒɪə) /


pathol a burning sensation along the course of a peripheral nerve together with local changes in the appearance of the skin

Word Origin for causalgia

C19: from New Latin, from Greek kausos fever + -algia
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Medicine definitions for causalgia


[ kô-săljē-ə, -zăl- ]


A persistent, severe burning sensation of the skin, usually following injury to a peripheral nerve.
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