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nociceptive

/ˌnəʊsɪˈsɛptɪv/
adjective
1.
causing or reacting to pain
Word Origin
C20: from Latin nocēre to injure + (re)ceptive
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Word Origin and History for nociceptive
adj.

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

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nociceptive in Medicine

nociceptive no·ci·cep·tive (nō'sĭ-sěp'tĭv)
adj.

  1. Causing pain. Used of a stimulus.

  2. Caused by or responding to a painful stimulus.

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