referred

adjective
re·​ferred | \ ri-ˈfərd How to pronounce referred (audio) \

Definition of referred

medical
: subjectively localized in one region of the body though originating in another region It is possible that, in some patients at least, the referred sensations during stimulation reinforce the pain relief produced by the placebo effect.— Ronald Melzack et al. … the doctor was almost sure it was just an infection or perhaps referred pain from the lower backache …— Gary Smith

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1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Referred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/referred. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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