nociceptive

/ (ˌnəʊsɪˈsɛptɪv) /

adjective

causing or reacting to pain

Nearby words

  1. nocardiosis,
  2. nocebo,
  3. nocent,
  4. noci-,
  5. noci-influence,
  6. nociceptive reflex,
  7. nociceptor,
  8. nocifensor,
  9. nociperception,
  10. nocireceptor

Word Origin for nociceptive

C20: from Latin nocēre to injure + (re)ceptive

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Word Origin and History for nociceptive

nociceptive

adj.

1904, from Latin noci-, comb. form of nocere "to do harm" (see innocuous) + second element from receptive.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for nociceptive

nociceptive

[ nō′sĭ-sĕptĭv ]

adj.

Causing pain. Used of a stimulus.
Caused by or responding to a painful stimulus.

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