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Greek algos (pain) + -genic
- 2012, Cecil Adams, The Straight Dope, "Did the creator of the Schmidt Sting Pain Index volunteer to get stung by everything on earth?":
- As a leading expert on stinging insects, Schmidt spends a lot of time capturing bugs for his research, going after some of the most toxic, aggressive, and algogenic (i.e., pain-inducing) species on earth.