algology

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

Definition of algology

Other Words from algology

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

First Known Use of algology

1828, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about algology

Dictionary Entries near algology

Algol

ALGOL

algolagnia

algology

Algol variable

Algoman

Algonquian

Statistics for algology

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for algology

The first known use of algology was in 1828

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for algology

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 algological (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

More from Merriam-Webster on algology

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about algology

Comments on algology

What made you want to look up algology? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

standardized text or formulaic language

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!