algology

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

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

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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Algol

ALGOL

algolagnia

algology

Algol variable

Algoman

Algonquian

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algology

noun
al·​gol·​o·​gy | \ al-ˈgäl-ə-jē\
plural algologies

Medical Definition of algology

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Other Words from algology

algological \ ˌal-​gə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl \ 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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