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variant of algo- as final element of a compound word:
Also, -algy.
< Neo-Latin < Greek; see algo-, -ia Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for algia


combining form
denoting pain or a painful condition of the part specified neuralgia, odontalgia
Derived Forms
-algic, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from Greek algos pain
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Word Origin and History for 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 in Medicine

-algia suff.
Pain: neuralgia.

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