Etymology
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nociceptive (adj.)

of pain, "caused by potentially harmful stimuli," 1904, from Latin noci-, combining form of nocere "to do harm" (from PIE root *nek- (1) "death") + second element from receptive.

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Definitions of nociceptive

nociceptive (adj.)
caused by or in response to pain;
a nociceptive spinal reflex
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