trigger point

n.

A specific point on the body at which touch or pressure will elicit pain.

Nearby words

  1. trigger area,
  2. trigger finger,
  3. trigger happy,
  4. trigger mechanism,
  5. trigger plant,
  6. trigger warning,
  7. trigger word,
  8. trigger zone,
  9. trigger-happy,
  10. triggered activity


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