glossalgia

noun glos·sal·gia \gläˈsalj(ē)ə, glȯˈ-\

Definition of glossalgia

plural

-s

  1. :  pain localized in the tongue; especially :  neuralgic pain in the tongue

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Origin and Etymology of glossalgia

New Latin, from gloss- + -algia


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