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A physical condition that causes a person to gain sexual pleasure by suffering pain, particularly to erogenous zones.
New Latin algo– Greek lagneia lust (from lagnos lustful slēg- in Indo-European roots)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From German Algolagnie, from Ancient Greek ἄλγος (algos, “pain”) + λαγνεία (lagneia, “lust”).
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