[oh-don-tal-juh, -jee-uh]

Origin of odontalgia

First recorded in 1645–55; odont- + -algia
Related formso·don·tal·gic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for odontalgia

Historical Examples of odontalgia

  • Some other diseases are erroneously called rheumatic, as hemicrania, and odontalgia.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin

  • Conjunctivitis, rhinitis, odontalgia, may occasion grimaces and contortions which cease with the disappearance of the irritation.

British Dictionary definitions for odontalgia


  1. a technical name for toothache
Derived Formsodontalgic, adjective
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odontalgia in Medicine


  1. toothache
Related formso′don•talgic adj.
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