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an instrument for determining the sensitiveness of the skin to a painful stimulus.

algesiometer al·ge·si·om·e·ter (āl-jē’zē-ŏm’ĭ-tər) or al·ge·sim·e·ter (āl’jĭ-sĭm’ĭ-tər)
An instrument for measuring sensitivity to a painful stimulus. Also called algometer, odynometer.


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    algesthesia algesthesia al·ges·the·sia (āl’jěs-thē’zhə) n. The ability to sense pain. See algesia.

  • Algesthesis

    algesthesis algesthesis al·ges·the·sis (āl’jěs-thē’sĭs) n. The perception of pain.

  • Algetic

    pertaining to or causing pain; painful.

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    a seaport in W Sardinia.

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