variant of as final element of a compound word:
He cannot bear that algia should dance before strangers, but what can he do?
Desert Air Robert Hichens
denoting pain or a painful condition of the part specified: neuralgia, odontalgia
word-forming element denoting “pain,” from Greek algos “pain,” algein “to feel pain,” of unknown origin. Related to alegein “to care about,” originally “to feel pain.”
a substance or preparation for killing . noun any substance that kills algae algicide al·gi·cide (āl’jĭ-sīd’) n. A substance that kills or inhibits the growth of algae.
cold; chilly. Historical Examples The algid or congestive form occurs more frequently than either of the others. A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various Equally ineffectual are other means used for communicating heat to the algid body and thereby reviving its functions. A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. […]
- Algid stage
algid stage algid stage al·gid stage (āl’jĭd) n. The stage of collapse in cholera.
a seaport in and the capital of Algeria, in the N part. one of the former Barbary States in N Africa: now modern Algeria. a republic in NW Africa: formerly comprised 13 departments of France; gained independence 1962. 919,352 sq. mi. (2,381,122 sq. km). Capital: Algiers. Contemporary Examples “People are now planting bombs in the […]