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neuralgia

[ noo-ral-juh, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈræl dʒə, nyʊ- /
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noun Pathology.
sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.
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Origin of neuralgia

First recorded in 1815–25; neur- + -algia

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British Dictionary definitions for neuralgia

neuralgia
/ (njʊˈrældʒɪə) /

noun
severe spasmodic pain caused by damage to or malfunctioning of a nerve and often following the course of the nerve

Derived forms of neuralgia

neuralgic, adjective
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