Definition of algidity in US English:

algidity

noun

Medicine
  • Coldness, chilliness; specifically coldness of the skin or body, especially in an individual suffering from shock, as in the late stages of untreated cholera, septicaemia, etc.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From algid + -ity, after post-classical Latin algiditas.

Pronunciation

algidity

/alˈdʒɪdɪti/