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".

algophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An excessive or exaggerated dread of pain: It is believed that mankind has suffered from algophobia since the beginning of time.

Although a wide variety of drugs are now available to ease physical soreness, it is still a fearful experience, and the prospect of having such physical ordeals makes many people become afflicted with algophobia.

An excessive fear of pain.
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A painful spasm or crisis caused by disease.
1. Spasm produced by pain.
2. Painful spasm or cramp.

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