Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek neur- ( NEUR-) + algos 'pain'

neuralgia

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
neu‧ral‧gia [uncountable] medical
MI a sharp pain along the length of a nerve
neuralgic adjective

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary