Definition of cephalalgy in English:

Share this entry

cephalalgy

Pronunciation: /ˈsɛfəlaldʒi/
/ˈkɛfəlaldʒi/

noun (plural cephalalgies)

Medicine , rare
A headache.
Example sentences
  • I was attacked with a violent cephalalgy — that devilish cephalalgy, I believe I have it yet.
  • In this case the cephalalgy was probably of syphilitic origin.
  • The pain in the head increases to an acute cephalalgy.

Origin

Mid 16th century: via Latin cephalalgia from Greek kephalalgia, from kephalē 'head' + algos 'pain': see -y3.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.