algesi-, alge-, alges-, algesio-, algi-, algio-, -algesia, -algesic, -algetic, -algic, -algia, -algy

(Greek: pain, sense of pain; painful; hurting)

Used actively in medical terminology to denote a condition of sensitivity to pain as specified by the combining root.

visceralgia (s) (noun), visceralgias (pl)
Deep pain in any of the internal-bodily organs; usually of neurologic origin: Well known examples of visceralgia take place in the stomach, the intestines, the throat, joints in the knees, hips, etc.; and in the chest with the heart or lungs.
Pain that results by touching a dry or rough object.
Pain of a neuralgic character, in the region of the xiphoid cartilage (the cartilage at the lower end of the sternum); also, xiphodynia.

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