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psychalgia psy·chal·gi·a (sī-kāl'jē-ə, -jə)
n.

  1. Psychological or emotional pain or distress that accompanies a mental effort, especially in depression. Also called phrenalgia.

  2. Physical pain that is possibly of psychological origin.

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