algology

noun
al·​gol·​o·​gy | \ al-ˈgä-lə-jē How to pronounce algology (audio) \

Definition of algology

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algological \ ˌal-​gə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce algology (audio) \ adjective
algologist \ al-​ˈgä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce algology (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of algology

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Algology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algology. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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algology

noun
al·​gol·​o·​gy | \ al-ˈgäl-ə-jē How to pronounce algology (audio) \
plural algologies

Medical Definition of algology

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Other Words from algology

algological \ ˌal-​gə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce algology (audio) \ adjective

algology

noun

Medical Definition of algology (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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