nociceptive

adjective
no·​ci·​cep·​tive | \ˌnō-si-ˈsep-tiv \

Definition of nociceptive 

1 of a stimulus : painful, injurious

2 : of, induced by, or responding to a nociceptive stimulus nociceptive pain a nociceptive nerve pathway

First Known Use of nociceptive

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nociceptive

Latin nocēre + English -i- + receptive

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nociceptive

adjective
no·​ci·​cep·​tive | \ˌnō-si-ˈsep-tiv \

Medical Definition of nociceptive 

1 of a stimulus : painful, injurious

2 : of, induced by, or responding to a nociceptive stimulus used especially of receptors or protective reflexes

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