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algesia

[al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh] /ælˈdʒi zi ə, -si ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
sensitivity to pain; hyperesthesia.
Origin
< Neo-Latin < Greek álgēs(is) feeling of pain + Neo-Latin -ia -ia
Related forms
algesic
[al-jee-zik, -sik] /ælˈdʒi zɪk, -sɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for algesic

algesia

/ælˈdʒiːzɪə; -sɪə/
noun
1.
(physiol) the capacity to feel pain
Derived Forms
algesic, algetic, adjective
Word Origin
New Latin from Greek algēsis sense of pain
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algesic in Medicine

algesia al·ge·si·a (āl-jē'zē-ə, -zhə)
n.
Hypersensitivity to pain. Also called algesthesia.

algesic al·ge·sic (āl-jē'zĭk, -sĭk)
adj.

  1. Relating to hypersensitivity to pain.

  2. Relating to or causing pain.

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