nociceptive

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nociceptive (ˌnəʊsɪˈsɛptɪv)
 
adj
causing or reacting to pain
 
[C20: from Latin nocēre to injure + (re)ceptive]

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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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