dolorology

noun
do·lo·rol·o·gy | \ ˌdō-lə-ˈräl-ə-jē , ˌdäl-ə- \
plural dolorologies

Medical Definition of dolorology 

: algology The treatment of chronic pain has developed into a new medical specialty called dolorology. —Matt Clark, Newsweek, 25 Apr. 1977

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