algo-, alg-

(Greek: pain)

Don't confuse these Greek algo-, alg- words with other words that come from the Latin element, alg-, which means "sea weed".

algospasm (s) (noun), algospasms (pl)
Painful spasm or cramp: When Mrs. Higgins had her menstrual period, she suffered from algospasms because her uterus contracted in order to help expel its lining and this process was quite painful at times.

Cross references related to "pain, hurt; suffering, injury" word families: -agra; algesi-; angina-; dolor-; Masochism; noci-; odyno-; poen-; pono- (toil, work; pain); Sadism.