algia

-algia

variant of algo- as final element of a compound word: neuralgia.
Also, -algy.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin < Greek; see algo-, -ia

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-algia
 
n combining form
denoting pain or a painful condition of the part specified: neuralgia; odontalgia
 
[from Greek algos pain]
 
-algic
 
adj combining form

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-algia
suffix denoting "pain," from Gk. algos "pain," algein "to feel pain," of unknown origin. Related to alegein "to care about," originally "to feel pain."
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-algia suff.
Pain: neuralgia.

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