-algia


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-algia

suff.
Pain: neuralgia.

[Greek, from algos, pain.]

-algia

n combining form
(Medicine) denoting pain or a painful condition of the part specified: neuralgia; odontalgia.
[from Greek algos pain]
-algic adj combining form

-algia

or -algy,
a combining form meaning “pain” of the kind or in the body part or organ specified by the initial element: causalgia; neuralgia.
[< New Latin < Greek, derivative of álgos pain; see -ia]
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Algico, -ca: (Derivado del sufijo latin -algia, y este del griego -aXyia, dolor):