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algology

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noun al·gol·o·gy \al-ˈgä-lə-jē\

Definition of algology

algological

play \ˌal-gə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

algologist

play \al-ˈgä-lə-jist\ noun


1849

First Known Use of algology

1849


Medical Dictionary

1

algology

noun al·gol·o·gy \al-ˈgäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of algology

plural

algologies

algological

\ˌal-gə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective



2

algology

noun al·gol·o·gy

Medical Definition of algology

  1. :  a medical specialty concerned with the study and treatment of pain <Specialized facilities for the treatment of chronic pain have originated within the past 20 years and are associated with the emergence of a medical specialty known as algology or dolorology.—Marian Osterweis et al., Pain and Disability: Clinical, Behavioral, and Public Policy Perspectives, 1987>—called also dolorology




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