Dictionary.com

hypalgesia

[ hip-al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh, hahy-pal- ]
/ ˌhɪp ælˈdʒi zi ə, -si ə, ˌhaɪ pæl- /
Save This Word!

noun
decreased sensitivity to pain (opposed to hyperalgesia).
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?
Also hy·pal·gia [hi-pal-juh, -jee-uh, hahy-]. /hɪˈpæl dʒə, -dʒi ə, haɪ-/.

Origin of hypalgesia

First recorded in 1880–85; hyp- + algesia

OTHER WORDS FROM hypalgesia

hyp·al·ge·sic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use hypalgesia in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for hypalgesia

hypalgesia
/ (ˌhaɪpælˈdʒiːzɪə, -sɪə) /

noun
pathol diminished sensitivity to pain

Derived forms of hypalgesia

hypalgesic, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for hypalgesia

hypalgesia
[ hĭp′ăl-jēzhə, hī′păl- ]

n.
Diminished sensitivity to pain.

Other words from hypalgesia

hyp′al•gesic (-zĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK