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