Pain in the chest. [L. pectus (pector-), chest, + G. algos, pain]

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pec·to·ral·gia (pek″tə-ralґjə) [pectoral + -algia] 1. pain in the pectoral muscles; called also stethalgia, 2. thoracalgia, and thoracodynia. thoracalgia (def. 1).

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