An instrument for recording the time required for the perception of a painful stimulus. [G. algesis, sense of pain, + chronos, time, + metron, measure]

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al·ge·si·chro·nom·e·ter (al-je″zĭ-kro-nomґə-tər) [algesi- + chrono- + -meter] an instrument for recording the time required to produce a painful impression.

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